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KS1 Teaching Assistant

Vision For Education

About Vision For Education

Vision For Education is a recruitment agency. They specialise in recruiting for education jobs.

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Job description from Vision For Education

KS1 Teaching Assistant (Full Time, Temporary) Ellesmere Port, Wirral £350.40 - £375 Per Week January 2024 – July 2024


About the role

This medium ‘Good’ primary school, based on the Wirral are looking to appoint a nurturing and passionate Teaching Assistant to support in their KS1 class on a full time basis.

About the school

Working in this primary school as part of an established team, the desired teaching assistant will be working on a small group basis in an KS1 class, this full time teaching assistant role is long term and potentially permanent.

Requirements
To be considered for the role of KS1 Teaching Assistant you will:


Experience of working with primary school aged children
A passion for the progress of primary school pupils
An ability to work as part of a team


Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:


Have, or be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS check


Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.
About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:


Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.


Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Aidan Whelan on 0151 363 2266 or email aidan.whelan@visionforeducation.co.uk .

Job insights from Breakroom

Teaching assistants

Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with their educational needs

What you’ll do as a teaching assistant:

  • Support teachers in the classroom
  • Support children with their educational needs
  • Be responsible for the health and safety of children
  • Listen, support and teach children

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Physical activities
  • Using a computer
  • Emotionally demanding duties

Map

Ellesmere Port

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Vision For Education pay teaching assistants enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Vision For Education pay teaching assistants market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    73% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    71% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Vision For Education pay teaching assistants sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do teaching assistants get of their shift pattern at Vision For Education?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 92% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 8% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for teaching assistants to book a holiday at Vision For Education?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    73% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    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
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Vision For Education managers change teaching assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for teaching assistants to take sick leave at Vision For Education?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful for teaching assistants to work at Vision For Education?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    75% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do teaching assistants at Vision For Education recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do teaching assistants get enough training when they start at Vision For Education?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are teaching assistants given support to progress at Vision For Education?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 46% 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 data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do teaching assistants think Vision For Education head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    80% 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and January 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do teaching assistants feel well informed about how Vision For Education is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    62% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Vision For Education

What Vision For Education employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Flexibility

    Worst thing

    Being assaulted by children daily

    2.4

    Vision For Education Teaching assistant, January 2024

  • Best thing

    experience and exposure

    Worst thing

    travel time and sudden isregulations

    8.3

    Vision For Education Teaching assistant, October 2023

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  • Best thing

    I like how I can pick the hours and the people that help at Vision are all so kind and genuinely want to help out.

    Worst thing

    I didn't feel very well trained when I first started

    8.2

    Vision For Education Teaching assistant, September 2022

  • Best thing

    My employer is an agency. The school they put me in to work on a regular basis is a wonderful place to work. I feel that our well being matters. I get thanked regularly and told I’m doing a really good job. The children I work with are well behaved, polite and respectful but if I do come across issues, management in the school are available and fully supportive. The staff team are phenomenally supportive to each other.

    Worst thing

    Working for an agency means I get paid quite a bit less than if I was employed directly by the school. I no longer get paid during school holidays therefore, come Summer, I have no income for six weeks. This gives me no opportunity to save money for a rainy day. I have to put money away in advance, ready to cover my household bills over the thirteen unpaid weeks of the year. No money to spend on inessentials during term time, working to survive.

    9.4

    Vision For Education Teaching assistant, February 2021

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