What is a Teaching Assistant?
Usually, a teaching assistant (TA) is a trained person who is the qualified person with responsibilities of ensuring students and safe and support them with their learning.
At level 2 you will be a classroom teaching assistant with no additional responsibilities you will oversee the whole class and work with everyone. You may prepared resources for work, make display boards, support in trips and keep the classroom safe and clean.
You will have to respond to the needs of the children with or without SEN, (Speical Educational Needs) Teaching Assistants at Level 2 will work under the guidance of a classroom teacher in ensuring that the lesson runs safely and smoothly. They are an extra pair of hands and eye. They would have a line manager who would be an HLTA. Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
Some teaching assistants even contribute to the development of the teacher’s lesson plans. To give the students support in areas that the TA has I identify. At level 2 this might be providing feedback to the class teacher. At a higher level such as HLTA this might be to make and make a lesson. Read more about HLTA.
After, level 2 TA you might want to become a Level 3 TA or become an HLTA.