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Benefits of Working as a Teaching Assistant

Updated: Feb 13

Find out how working as a Teaching Assistant could be the best choice you've ever made...

Tedaching Assistant and child


If you're looking to break into the education sector, working as a Teaching Assistant with a recruitment agency can be a great option. It's a good alternative to taking a full-time Teaching Assistant role, as you don't have any long-term commitments and can work in a variety of different schools.

Working as a Teaching Assistant with a recruitment agency allows you to gain experience working with students and faculty members at different schools before deciding if working as a full-time Teaching Assistant is right for you!

Read on for more information on some of the benefits of working with a specialist recruitment agency like Inspiring Teaching.

All backgrounds welcomed

You don’t need to come from an educational background to work as a Teaching Assistant with Inspiring Teaching. What’s most important is that you can be enthusiastic and motivated, and able to create a positive and stimulating learning environment.

Inspiring Teaching can help you on your journey by utilising transferrable skills and previous experience. This can include working in:

  • childcare and nurseries

  • home care and care homes

  • educational settings

  • tutoring

  • youth work

  • caring for relatives.

Anyone who is looking to join Inspiring Teaching will have a face-to-face meeting with our team (most have worked in teaching) to get to know you better. This allows us to also look at experience within your personal life (looking after children, caring for relatives, etc.) as part of your application process.

Added Flexibility

The key benefit that Inspiring Teaching can offer is added flexibility versus working full-time with a school.

Working as a Teaching Assistant already offers great balance with time off during school holidays. Inspiring Teaching can offer you even more flexibility with both part-time and full-time positions available. Many of our staff work 2 or 3 days per week to suit their personal circumstances.

SEN Teaching Assistant and child

Consistency and careers

We’ve worked in recruitment long enough to understand that having a reliable source of consistent work is one of the main worries when working with an agency.

That’s why we offer our staff long-term placements in a single location. We always want our staff to feel comfortable and can build relationships with staff and children and have confidence in the continuity of work available.

The good news doesn’t finish there. Many of our staff choose to progress to full-time employment with the schools that we support.

Allow Inspiring Teaching to support you in your journey for added flexibility or a route into a full-time job.

Inspiring Teaching is a specialist recruitment agency for the education sector with experts in SEN schools and SEN placements in mainstream schools. If you are interested in finding your first role in an SEN environment, or you have experience and are looking for a new challenge, we can help. Find out more and register your details now at:

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