Teaching assistant at Birmingham City Council

People in this role may also be known as teaching assistants.

11 workers in this role at Birmingham City Council have taken the survey.

How much does Birmingham City Council pay teaching assistants?

Teaching assistant at Birmingham City Council
£7.28–12.24
Typical range
£7.21–11.83

Teaching assistant employees at Birmingham City Council are typically paid £7.28–12.24 an hour, based on data from 11 employees.

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What is management like for teaching assistant employees at Birmingham City Council?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do teaching assistants think Birmingham City Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    22% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do teaching assistants at Birmingham City Council feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    89% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Flexibility, easy going nature of management.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes lack of training .

    9.4

    Driver team leader, April 2020

    • Manages people
    • £16.48 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for teaching assistant employees at Birmingham City Council?

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  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for teaching assistants to book a holiday at Birmingham City Council?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    25% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for teaching assistants to take sick leave at Birmingham City Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do teaching assistants at Birmingham City Council get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

What is career progression like for teaching assistants at Birmingham City Council?

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  • No career progression

    Are teaching assistants given support to progress at Birmingham City Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 30% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do teaching assistants get enough training when they start at Birmingham City Council?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from teaching assistants at Birmingham City Council

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  • Best thing

    My team

    Worst thing

    Pressure to do everything to make children catch up missed time but still do regular lessons, no extra time or resources given

    5.9

    Employee, February 2021

    • £21,500 per year, working a 33 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working with children seeing them blossom.
    Wonderful work colleagues who are supportive and have got each other's backs.

    Worst thing

    Not enough resources and staff to support children with SEN.

    7.4

    Teaching assistant, February 2021

    • £19,000 per year, working a 36 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Making a difference

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    6.1

    Employee, February 2021

    • £22,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older

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How Birmingham City Council ranks

Birmingham City Council ranks joint 13th to work for in teaching assistant employers

  1. 9= North Yorkshire County Council
    6.2
  2. 13= Birmingham City Council
    6.1
  3. 13= Lancashire County Council
    6.1