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how much per hr would a teaching assistnat get?

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brimfull Mon 17-Sep-07 20:39:18

starting wage?

am thinking of doing a course .

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 12:48:19


brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 18:59:45

someone must know !

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:04:00

I get £13,00 a year pro rata doing full time, works out pre tax around £700 a month, 30 hrs a week.
Get more if you do special needs. I get paaid in the holidays as well but not all ta's are.

What course are you thinking of doing ?

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:06:00

don't know what it's called

it's one morning a week for a yr ,plus voluntary placement of a minimum of 4hrs but preferably more/week

The course costs £400 so need to be sure I want to do it.

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:08:30

I'm doing a Btec level 2 with ICS its £50 a month you do it at your own rate and dont have to be in a school.

You dont need a qualification to become a TA, might be worth trying to get a position first and then getting the LA to help with funding.

Blandmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:09:14

don't know the figue, but I do know it isn't enough for what they do.......

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:10:32

WHat's ICS?

Pinkchampagne Tue 18-Sep-07 19:13:07

I get £7452.89 per annum for working a 20 hour week (pro rata to £15440.00 for a full time appointment).

Pinkchampagne Tue 18-Sep-07 19:13:51

The money isn't great

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:14:42

Its a home study company and they are good, you can work in your own time and have access to a tutor and support network. The website is but if want to do it let me know because I have an offer to get money from them.

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:20:03

oh look they're having a sale!

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:26:16

how annoying I havent finished paying for mine yet!

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:41:59

so you had a job before you started the course?

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:45:01

No, I applied for a job just after I got the course hadn't started. The school I work for were more intrested in who I was that what courses I have done!

If you dont mind me asking which county are you in ?

I'm in Kent and know some good sites if any use!

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:45:47


jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:48:44

Look on the council web site it normally lists vacancies. Another way in is to do an admin role while doing course and volunteer to help i after schools clubs or if a TA is off. We have a lot of parents who started off as parent helpers and became TAs.

Do you have any kids at school ? Thats often a good starting point.

I couldnt do much volunteering as I was working full time but I managed to get odd days to go on trips.

The school i am at though is not the one ds goes to!

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 19:52:29

My ds has just started in reception.

I have approached teacher to offer my help and she said she's organising parent helpers soon and would be grateful for readers,so hopefully when I get my foot in the door...

I have started other voluntary stuff at the school aswell ,milk,fruit ,cooking etc.

I am concerned about how I would logically work at another school considering we'd both have to start and finish at more or less the same time.

How do you manage it?

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 19:53:57

Im lucky my friend helps out with drop offs and pick ups. But you could look at breakfast clubs and after school clubs ?

brimfull Tue 18-Sep-07 20:00:59

Thanks for all your help,am off to peruse the school websites.

jrsmum Tue 18-Sep-07 20:03:21

Good luck!!!

Whizzz Fri 21-Sep-07 16:38:56

ggirl - Only just seen this. Let us know how you get on - I'm a TA
Primary seem to be paid more than secondary in my (limited) experience. The money is pants - well mine is anyway!
I've done the BTEC Level 2 qualification, but to be honest, its not (so far) got me any higher up the ladder at school - but then again, my school is notoriously bad at giving people a decent wage....

roisin Fri 21-Sep-07 16:54:27

What scale are you on Whizzz? Most of our TAs are on Scale 3 and get paid 52 weeks of the year atm, which is the same as me.
Of course I work harder than they do wink

Whizzz Fri 21-Sep-07 22:36:09

I am a lowly Level 1 despite my qualification sad but it's all going to hit the fan soon as we have been put down for 1 cover lesson a week....just think of the money they are saving hmm

roisin Sat 22-Sep-07 09:00:35

Crikey! I hope you get a higher rate for that hour?!

Are you down to cover 'anything', or does it have to be a class/subject you know?

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