Trainee Teaching Assistant

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Part Time
Industry: Primary
Reference: NEWCTEETA168
Salary: £385 - 485 per week
Job Published: 16 days ago

Protocol Education: Trainee Teaching Assistants in Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside. 

Protocol Education, a leading recruitment firm in the UK, is currently seeking passionate and dedicated trainee teaching assistants to join our team in Sunderland, South Tyneside, or Gateshead. We partner with a variety of schools that offer opportunities to work with students of all ages, from early years to secondary, providing continuous training and support throughout your role.

About You

We are looking for individuals who have a natural affinity for working with children of all ages, are comfortable with special needs, and are passionate about making a positive impact on students' learning and development. While previous experience is not required, qualities such as commitment, passion, and dedication are essential.

The Role

As a teaching assistant, you will have the opportunity to work in small class sizes of 6-8 students per class, following a structured curriculum. Your responsibilities will include developing speech and language skills, teaching vocabulary and comprehension using visual resources, supporting students in core subjects like numeracy and literacy, and assisting in creative lessons such as art, music, cooking, and sensory play.

Role Details

  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30-3:30
  • Students: Working with students with special needs such as autism, speech and language difficulties, and learning difficulties
  • Class Size: Supporting students in a class setting of 6-8 students per class
  • Development: Developing students' communication and social awareness
  • One-to-one Support: Opportunity for one-to-one student support
  • Key Subjects: Assisting in key subjects such as tailored numeracy and literacy
  • Creative Lessons: Supporting students in creative lessons such as art, music, and cooking


  • Support: Experienced consultant providing support throughout your role
  • Training: Free training to enhance your skills in your role
  • Pay: Competitive pay rates
  • Umbrella Companies: No involvement of umbrella companies

All applications will be carefully considered. Alternatively, you can reach out to Francesca at for more information or to apply. Join us in making a difference in the lives of students!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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