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Offline kristian1111

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Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant
« on: May 02, 2012, 02:32:46 PM »

Cover letter example for a  Teaching Assistant position. Amend as suitable and start using them for your job applications.

A teaching assistant has to work alongside a teacher in a classroom. They would not need qualifications or training but would be expected to demonstrate they have some basic skills. Therefore it is wise to list any GCSE’s or higher education qualifications. It is likely that an employer would look favourably on an NVQ level 2 or 3 for teaching assistants as well as any relevant work experience, including volunteer work. Therefore make sure that this is in the covering letter. A CRB check will probably be carried out by the school, but if you have already had one done, then mention it as it will work in your favour.

The support given to the teacher can vary but it could include helping children with reading and their other work, supporting those with special needs, preparing and tidying the classroom and making displays of their work. Being able to show that you are capable of doing this is important. Any experience that you have had with children in the past, even if not in an educational setting, will be looked upon favourably and so should be in the letter. It is a responsible job and so being able to show that you are a responsible person is also good.

Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant

<Enter the date>
<Enter your full address>
Dear <Enter name of person receiving application>,
I am sending you this covering letter and CV in regard to the position advertised in <enter where job was found>. With these documents, I would like to apply to the position of teaching assistant.

To me, the role of the teaching assistant is an important role to hold. It brings a lot of interesting challenges and the idea of working with <one pupil/a number of pupils> to develop their natural skills is really what I look forward to when at work. To me working with children of this age is significant because I think this is the age that they are the most impressionable so teaching them correctly now is more important than at any other time.

I believe my qualifications, and experiences are more than what is required for this role. I have worked in a role like this for <enter time>. Here I learnt what I think is the right way to tutor and help the teacher keep control of the classroom at all times.

Please take the time to read my resume, which I believe you will find more than suitable for this role. If you want to discuss my application, please call me on <enter a phone number>.

Yours Sincerely,

<Enter name >

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« Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 10:45:22 AM by Learnist Careers »

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Re: Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 11:39:54 PM »
Or How About...

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I have enclosed my CV and would like to be considered for the Teaching Assistant vacancy at (name of school).

As a Teaching Assistant, I have experience in working with children from age 7-12 and I find it an extremely rewarding job, being involved in the learning development of children.  As a Teaching Assistant, the role is varied, demanding, challenging yet extremely enjoyable.  I have a friendly yet professional attitude, comfortable liaising with staff at all levels as well as pupils and parents alike.  I enjoy being part of a team which encourages energy and creativity.

Having the background experience as a Teaching Assistant, I have attended regular in-house training to keep me up to date on policies and curriculum ideas for the schools I have worked in.  I am sure I have the skills necessary to be a proactive member of staff at (name of school) and would like to be given the opportunity to do so.

If you have any questions regarding my application, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours sincerely (faithfully if Dear Sir/Madam)

« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 08:02:41 PM by Job Hunter »

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Re: Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 04:18:12 PM »
Or maybe,

Dear Mr Brown,

I am very interested in the position of Teaching Assistant for Oatlands School, as advertised in the local newspaper.

I have a range of skills and experience to match the position you describe, most of which involve working with children in some capacity.

During my education, I observed teaching assistants carrying out their job duties and learned a lot from them. I understand what it means to work with young children and appreciate classroom culture and effective teaching in school.

I have assisted the local Brownies in a number of activities, many of which are focused on learning new skills. I am also approachable and compassionate, which I believe are traits necessary when working with young people.

I possess strong verbal communication skills and the confidence to talk officially with a group of children and I am confident in my ability to become a key member of your staff.

I am computer literate, organised and quick-thinking and believe I can handle any situation that might arise in a classroom environment.

Please find enclosed is my CV for your consideration. I consider that I am an excellent candidate for this role and look forward to an interview to discuss this position further.
Yours sincerely
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 08:03:05 PM by Job Hunter »

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Re: Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:18:53 PM »
Make sure you do include why you'd like the position, but obviously don't go into masses of detail about it.

There are probably lots of reasons why you want a job as a teaching assistant, but it's important not to waffle on about everything you expect and how you think you would benefit the school to which you're applying.

Just remember - keep it brief but explanatory.


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