Profession secondary school teaching assistant

Secondary school teaching assistants provide various support services to secondary school teachers such as instructional and practical support. They help with the preparation of lesson materials needed in class and reinforce instructions with students in need of extra attention. They also perform basic clerical duties, monitor the students' learning progress and behaviour and supervise the students with and without the teacher present.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Conventional

Skills

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Monitor student's behaviour

    Supervise the student's social behaviour to discover anything unusual. Help solve any issues if necessary.

  • Secondary school procedures

    The inner workings of a secondary school, such as the structure of the relevant education support and management, the policies, and the regulations.

  • Teach secondary education class content

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of the secondary school course of your specialisation, taking into account the age of the students and modern teaching methods.

  • Assess the development of youth

    Observe and assess the developmental needs of children and young people in all aspects of their developmental, identity, emotional, social, linguistic and communication needs.

  • Compile course material

    Write, select or recommend a syllabus of learning material for the students enrolled in the course.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements

    Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Perform playground surveillance

    Observe students' recreational activities to ensure student safety and well-being and intervene when necessary.

  • Maintain students' discipline

    Make sure students follow the rules and code of behaviour established in the school and take the appropriate measures in case of violation or misbehaviour.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Support children's wellbeing

    Provide an environment that supports and values children and helps them to manage their own feelings and relationships with others.

  • Provide lesson materials

    Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Manage children's problems

    Promote the prevention, early detection, and management of children`s problems, focusing on developmental delays and disorders, behavioural problems, functional disabilities, social stresses, mental disorders including depression, and anxiety disorders.

  • Support the positiveness of youths

    Help children and young people to assess their social, emotional and identity needs and to develop a positive self image, enhance their self esteem and improve their self reliance.

  • Provide teacher support

    Assist teachers in classroom instruction by providing and preparing lesson materials, monitoring the students during their work and helping them in their learning where necessary.

Optional knowledge and skills

work with virtual learning environments escort students on a field trip monitor educational developments disability types identify learning disorders liaise with educational staff maintain relations with children's parents recognise indicators of gifted student pedagogy arrange parent teacher conference prepare lesson content consult students on learning content learning difficulties perform classroom management keep records of attendance assist students with equipment advise on lesson plans promote the safeguarding of young people prepare youths for adulthood assist in the organisation of school events first aid teamwork principles curriculum objectives consult student's support system adolescent socialisation behaviour assess students