Supporting children in their learning journey is very important and rewarding to me as a Teaching Assistant
Supporting children in their learning journey is very important and rewarding to me as a Teaching Assistant. I feel that I can make effective contributions in their development and also support teaching staff in education of pupils. I am a person with flexible and positive attitude which is looking for a full time job within the school environment. I believe that good understanding of children’s development and learning process is very important when supporting them with their day to day activities. I also think that part of the role of Teaching Assistant is to make sure that all the pupils are feeling safe and happy in school.
Throughout my recent work history, I have learnt many skills that are useful while working with the children. I have the ability to multitask as I used to work in a busy day nursery and was responsible for a group of children between 1 and 4 years old. I have also gained a lot of practise as a student TA and lunchtime supervisor, while working at St Barnabas Church of England Primary School undertaking many different tasks. I was responsible for reading with individual children and doing small groups interventions during math’s lessons. I was also dealing with managing behaviour during lessons and lunchbreaks. As a lunchtime supervisor and TA I had to follow health and safety and safeguarding policies every day at work. During breaks I dealt with many different incidents like fights, disputes or inappropriate behaviour in dinner hall or on the playground. Providing Basic First Aid to children during breaks and lessons when appropriate was my in my evereday tasks. All incidents have been reported by me to Senior Lunchtime Supervisor, Teacher or Headteacher. During my recent placement at St Barnabas school I have been involved in supporting children with behavioural and learning difficulties and disabilities such as Autism, ADHD and EAL helping them during lunchbreaks, class and outdoor activities as well as trips.
The above positions developed my organisational skills and helped me to become more independent while working with children in school. I have also gained useful competence while working as a Senior Cabin Crew, this role helped me to improve my communication and organisational skills and experience dealing with a range of children and adult passengers. Part of the above role was managing cabin crew as well as making crucial decisions on board, therefore I am now able to work as a part of the team and on my own initiative.
Other useful knowledge I have gained while working as a part of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association and undertaking administrative and organisational duties. I have completed basic First Aid training and camp counsellor training to be able to assist children and staff on trips and camps.