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Unit 1: Provide support for learning activities

As a teaching assistant you are a valued member of the school community. All schools advocate a collegiate approach to working; that is, for a school to run smoothly and effectively everyone has a role to play. A TA’s role in supporting pupils will be summarised in your job description. Most job descriptions will state that:

• You will assist the teacher in implementing the lesson plans. Specifically you will work with the pupils assigned to you and help them to meet the learning objectives as outlined by the teacher.