As a Psychology Graduate, my future career aspirations lie in Teaching. I am a motivated individual who can take their own initiative and work as part of a team. I am a fast learner, who is reliable, friendly and always willing to help others. My strengths include determination, generosity and consideration for others, the willingness to undertake ‘on the job’ training, time management, proactive and assertive, flexible and approachable. I have strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills, excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages, ability to produce consistently accurate work even whilst under pressure, ability to multi task and manage conflicting demands. I will attend all induction and training sessions as required by any school and I am aware of Safeguarding procedures, Health and Safety procedures and Data Protection.
I believe I am well suited to the job of Teaching Assistant at Any school and fit the requirements listed specification. I have good Numeracy and Literacy skills as I obtained A* - Cs in all of my GCSE grades, including, Maths, English and Science, so I am familiar with what is expected of students to complete their GCSEs. I have worked with years 7-11 previously during my work experience at Kingsley Academy. Working with this age group has taught me how to be patient with students and to communicate with them in a calm manner. I have also had experience of administrative work at Nishkam School West London, where I completed reports and information files on children who had Special Needs in order to carry on to the next academic year. My previous work at Featherstone High School, has taught me what is needed to work effectively with students for them to meet targets, for example, intervention lessons after school or during lunch breaks.
I enjoyed working as part of the SEN team at Kingsley Academy because I was working closely with both SEN and Non SEN Students, so I had an opportunity to work with a diverse range of students in years 7-11. I understand that it’s essential for a teaching assistant to work closely with the classroom teacher so that the students within a classroom learn effectively to complete their work. I also understand that a teaching assistant does all they can to help the teacher in any way they can, whether it is photocopying or laminating worksheets. I have supported teachers at Nishkam School West London by creating differentiated worksheets for the students I am assigned to. I’ve have worked with teachers to help plan tasks in forthcoming lessons to help meet students’ needs. I have received training on the safeguarding and welfare of children at Featherstone High School and at University and am eager to build on this training at any school.
My voluntary work, combined with all of my previous experience working in schools, secondary and primary, has already made me familiar with how the staff all work as a team to make sure everything runs smoothly for the students and also the other members of staff. My current work in a school has ensured me to make sure that I am aware of what it takes to make sure a school can be adjusted to meet the requirements of the students in the school and what it takes for the teachers to make sure everything is perfect for each of the students in their care during the school day.
I would love the opportunity to work in Any school before applying for my Teachers Training to start in September 2018. I have some experience of working with SEN Children, specifically those who are on the Autistic Spectrum. I have worked closely with an SEN Student who has ADHD, Social and Communication Difficulties and is on the Autistic Spectrum on a one to one basis. My task was to ensure that this student completed all of his class work minimal discomfort. I had to adapt my own approach to suit his needs and work with him at his own pace so that he was able to complete tasks confidently. I created differentiated versions of worksheet that had been produced for his lessons, especially to suit his needs. Often this required me to use my own initiative and adjust tasks in order for the student to complete his work to the best of his ability. I had a reward system in place in form of a behaviour and sticker chart to reward his positive behaviour which worked very effectively.
My career aspiration is to be a teacher; therefore, I will make sure that the students at any school are helped in every way of learning, with whatever they need, in order to pass their studies.