KS2 Teaching Assistant

  • £88 - 99 per day
  • Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: General Class Teaching Assistant

Location: Preston, UK

Position Type: Full-time

Qualifications Required:

  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification or equivalent related to working with children in schools.
  • Strong knowledge of the Key Stage 2 (KS2) curriculum.
  • Confidence in supporting challenging classroom environments.
  • Desirable: Experience in phonics instruction.

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic General Class Teaching Assistant to join our team in Preston. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting teaching and learning activities within our school, primarily focusing on Key Stage 2 classes. This is a full-time position that will also involve occasional cover of classes.


  • Assist the class teacher in implementing lesson plans and delivering engaging educational activities.
  • Provide one-to-one or small group support to students who require additional assistance.
  • Help maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment conducive to academic and personal growth.
  • Support students with challenging behavior, utilising appropriate strategies and interventions
  • Occasionally cover classes in the absence of the teacher, ensuring continuity of learning.
  • Collaborate effectively with teaching staff and other members of the school community.


  • A Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification or equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, including English, Mathematics, Science, and other subjects.
  • Ability to confidently manage and support challenging classroom dynamics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students and colleagues.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the evolving needs of the school environment.
  • Desirable: Previous experience or training in phonics instruction.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and further training.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment within a thriving school community.
  • Potential for career advancement within the education sector.

If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and meet the qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy

  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

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.

Spencer Clarke Group work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary, Special Education needs and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.

If you are interested in this role or would like to know more, please contact Jolie on 01772 954200 or alternatively via email on jmo@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk


Jolie Moon Recruitment Consultant

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