You will initially be employed through Clarus. After 125 days, if successful in this initial probationary period, you will then be employed by the local authority.

You will earn £70 per day while you work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant through Clarus. When employed through the local authority, you will earn approximately £18K per annum. Within school, there are other opportunities to enhance your salary including Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs

8.30am – 4pm (with ½ hr lunch) while contracted through Clarus

9am – 3.30pm (with ½ hr lunch) when employed through the local authority.

There will be a mixture of supporting the class teacher and running tailored interventions for pupils. You will also support children at lunchtime both inside the dining hall and outside on the playground.

While with Clarus holidays are factored into your daily rate therefore you will not receive extra payment through holiday periods.

When you are on the local authority payroll, you will be paid on a monthly pro-rata basis, so you will receive a salary across the year

You may express a preference for Year Group or Key Stage, however everyone is expected to be flexible in working across all age ranges.

After the initial probationary stage, you will be mentored by experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant and a member of the Leadership Team.

On occasion, you will be expected to attend training outside of hours such as staff training sessions. These will specifically assist you in your career goals.

You will be expected to be warm, friendly and approachable and present yourself professionally in smart casual attire. You will be expected to follow school policies and procedures.

Towards the end of your year as a GTA, you could apply in school and through UCAS to get on to the Teacher Apprentice Programme. Successful candidates will receive local authority funding for tuition fees and will be paid by the school as an unqualified teacher.

You will be paid an unqualified teacher salary which starts from £21k per annum. Unqualified teachers automatically are enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, unless you opt out. The school pays pension contributions of approximately 18% of your salary. In addition, some local authorities offer incentives for staff, such as; travel season ticket loans, cycle to work schemes, corporate gym memberships, Council subsidised housing for Newly Qualified Teachers.

You will be mentored by a member of the leadership team.

Some candidates may decide to choose another career path, or that they may decide to spend more time as a teaching assistant. Your mentor can support you in deciding the best way forward for you.