Teaching assistant at Cardiff Council

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

7 workers in this role at Cardiff Council have taken the survey.

How much does Cardiff Council pay teaching assistants?

Teaching assistant at Cardiff Council
£7.27–9.61
Typical range
£7.15–11.74

Teaching assistant employees at Cardiff Council are typically paid £7.27–9.61 an hour, based on data from 7 employees.

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What is management like for teaching assistant employees at Cardiff Council?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do teaching assistants think Cardiff 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

    86% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 7 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 Cardiff Council feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    83% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 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.

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

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Bad
  • Not easy to book holiday

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

    People find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

Good
  • People get proper breaks

    Do teaching assistants at Cardiff Council get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    the variety

    Worst thing

    the sometimes long hours

    8.3

    Employee, June 2021

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What is career progression like for teaching assistants at Cardiff Council?

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Not great
  • Not enough training

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

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    57% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • No career progression

    Are teaching assistants given support to progress at Cardiff Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report not 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 6 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.

Latest reviews from teaching assistants at Cardiff Council

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  • Best thing

    Making a difference and caring and teaching children.

    Worst thing

    Behaviour, being spoken down to by senior staff members. Expected to go above and beyond pay grade.

    3.6

    Employee, June 2021

How Cardiff Council ranks

Cardiff Council ranks joint 21st to work for in teaching assistant employers

  1. 19= Surrey County Council
    6.2
  2. 21= Cardiff Council
    6.1
  3. 21= South Gloucestershire Council
    6.1