This is possibly one of the most common questions, the interviewer wants to see your motivations for wanting to become a teaching assistant. Be sure to show your passion and dedication, you could refer to your own experiences which makes the job rewarding for you.
This requires a simple answer as you are just talking about your own experiences. If you don’t have any teaching assistant experience, that is fine just talk about any relatable experience you do have working with children.
This is a general question that the interviewer will use to gain an understanding of your idea of what a teaching assistant does day-to-day. This will show them that you understand the role and if you would make a good candidate. Read the job listing to prepare for this question.
Teaching assistants play a valuable role in the classroom due to the support they give the teacher to ensure the pupils are excelling in class, as well as creating purposeful relationships. You can talk about the enormous positive impact of teaching assistants, how they support the progress of many children and their excellent behaviour management skills.
With this question you should display your understanding of the role and show that you know what is expected of you. Discuss some situations and demonstrate how you would approach them.
Teaching Assistant jobs are extremely fulfilling and rewarding. This question is asking you to discuss why you think it is a rewarding job. You could talk about how helping children thrive academically is extremely rewarding as you become their guide, supporting them in their educational needs and helping with their progression.
This is a common question when applying for a job in a school. You should use this question as an opportunity to show the employer that you have taken time to find out more about the school, show that you have a genuine interest and show your passion and dedication for the role throughout your response.
This is another simple question as you just need to talk about your personal experience.
A school culture and ethos consists of the influences and attitudes within the school which affect everything that goes on inside the school. For this question, there are many possible responses so it would be good to read up on the schools culture first. You could talk about celebrating achievements and good behaviour, building values, encouraging innovation and setting consistent discipline.
This is another personal question, so in your response you should talk about what you actually enjoy about the role, showing your passion. You could also refer to situations in previous jobs which you believe were positive.
This is a personal question which requires you to respond with a situation you had in previous employment which you believe was a positive experience. If you have no past experience then you can talk about how you believe you will have a positive impact on children if you are given the opportunity.
With this question, the interviewer wants to know if you have the right skills to work in this role. Talk about your communication skills, you could also talk about previous situations where you have had to use excellent communication skills.