Being a Teaching Assistant: Key Facts & Statistics

14/07/2022 | Information for Graduates

Considering a career as a Teaching Assistant, but want to find out more? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to find out more about Teaching Assistant career progression opportunities, or you’re wondering what to expect from your first Teaching Assistant Role, we have compiled some useful facts and statistics to keep you well-informed as you start your journey into teaching. 

What is it like to be a teaching assistant?

Working with children and young people can be hugely rewarding and varied. Whether working in a Primary, Secondary, or SEN school, a Teaching Assistant is an extremely important part of the classroom. They’ll often provide 1:1 and group support, working closely with students and having a huge impact on their education. Read our guide to learn about how a Teaching Assistant provides support to students and other teaching staff day-to-day.

This guide also explores some important factors like the typical Teaching Assistant salary depending on your level of experience and qualifications, Teaching Assistant working hours and responsibilities you can expect, and some information about job satisfaction for Teaching Assistants. 

Career Progression for Teaching Assistants

There are a number of development opportunities available to Teaching Assistants as they gain experience. Whether you’re working towards achieving QTS status, or you’d like to pursue a career in learning support, securing a role as a Teaching Assistant is an excellent first step. Read our guide to find out more about the options available. 

To find out more about Teaching Assistant career progression opportunities, or for some more in-depth advice about pursuing a career in teaching, get in touch with our friendly team of consultants! We are always looking for talented candidates and, as experts in education recruitment, we have a lot of knowledge to share! After reading up on our Teaching Assistant facts & statistics, why not take a look at our current Teaching Assistant vacancies…you might just find the perfect role!