Clarus Aspirations

Clarus Aspirations is a two-pronged talent attraction initiative, developed by our team with schools and graduates in mind.

Whether you have aspirations to train as Teacher (Primary or Secondary) – ATP or have your sights set on Psychology and Special Needs; our school-based Teaching / Learning Support Assistant positions will provide you with invaluable classroom exposure and experience for the entire academic year.

Clarus Education and our Aspirations initiative is built around quality and consistency; aimed at attracting graduates with genuine aspirations within education.

Speak to one of our fantastic consultants today. The main contact number for London is 0203 805 3430 and 0161 509 9557 for Manchester.

Aspiring Teacher Programme

  • Fully funded teacher training
  • Partnered with two excellent Islington based primary schools
  • Recruiting NOW!

As part of our Clarus Aspirations initiative, we have partnered up with two primary schools in Islington, to recruit the next generation of fantastic primary teachers.

The Aspiring Teacher Programme (ATP) is a unique programme and provides the opportunity for a graduate to learn, develop and train as a primary school teacher – debt free!

If successful, you will begin your journey, testing the waters and developing your skillset as a graduate teaching assistant before embarking upon Stage 2 – your Teacher Training.

From day one, until you complete your fast tracked NQT induction you will be paid a salary as well as your tuition fees being paid for.

If you have your sights set on training to become a primary teacher, get in touch todaywe are recruiting now!

Find out more

Contact our team today on 0203 805 3430 or atp@clarus-education.co.uk

Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant

The role of a teaching assistant has developed over the years, placing more importance and emphasis on their responsibilities and impact. Being one our Clarus Aspirations graduate teaching assistants is a testing yet rewarding position and responsibility supporting pupils in and out of class, working 1:1 / 2:1 and in small groups.

Clarus Education work in partnership with primary and secondary schools across London to recruit the very best teaching assistants for pupils across the key stages and of all abilities that require academic support, from those of lower ability through to the gifted and talented.

All our positions are long-term and traditionally last the entire academic year. As an aspiring teacher, you will witness and experience the varied classroom dynamics that will assist and hopefully support you in your own professional development ahead of a PGCE, SCITT or Schools Direct.

Primary Teaching Assistant

Primary education is divided into the following three phases aged 3 to 11 years. Ahead of applying for a primary teaching assistant position, gain an understanding of which phase you would feel best suited:

  • Early Years Phase – Nursery & Reception Classes (Aged 3 – 5yrs)
  • Key Stage 1 Phase – Year 1 & 2 Classes (Aged 5 – 7yrs)
  • Key Stage 2 Phase – Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Classes (Aged 7 – 11yrs)

Your approach should be positive and full of enthusiasm. A primary teaching assistant requires creativity, initiative and a proactive approach, with strength and confidence in your academic ability.

London schools are very diverse and becoming increasingly more inclusive. You will be dedicated to one particular class that’s required to support all pupils, adapting to and supporting all individual needs.

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Secondary schools can deploy their teaching assistants in either a broad, more general capacity or dedicated to a specific department, determined by your subject strength and degree.

The traditionally known ‘core subjects’ are Maths, Science and English. More recently, schools have placed greater interest in the humanities subjects and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).

  • Key Stage 3 – Years 7 – 9 (Aged 11 – 14yrs)
  • Key Stage 4 – Years 10 & 11 (Aged 14 – 16yrs) – GCSE
  • Key Stage 5 – Years 12 & 13 (Aged 16 – 19yrs) – A-Level

The aim of general teaching assistants will be to mainly support across Key Stage 3 & 4. Subject specific teaching assistants will support a subject across Key Stage 3, 4 & 5. All teaching assistants will need to have a strong academic background, supported by confidence and a genuine interest in education and learning.

Learning Support Assistants (SEN)

There are a broad range of needs within education that are supported by Learning Support Assistants, which include:

  • Autism (ASD) and Asperger’s
  • ADHD and challenging behaviour
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • PMLD (Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties)

All graduate LSA’s we look to recruit for our schools have a particular interest in special needs (SEN); often looking to secure an LSA role on a long-term basis, with a handful of possible careers in mind:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Counselling
  • SEN Teaching

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  • positive review  I signed up with Clarus a few months ago. They’re great agency, very supportive and great. They were very helpful in finding roles that suited my needs and supportive of my aspirations. Before trial days, my consultant would give me a call to make sure I was ready and give tips and advice and was generally very engaging and encouraging in supporting me as an individual. I’d recommend Clarus Education, especially if you are interested in working in special education needs schools.

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  • 5 star review  Clarus education were outstanding throughout the whole recruitment process and found me a role within 2 days. It was my passion to go into teaching and I am incredibly happy with my placement. George from Clarus was incredibly helpful and remained in constant contact (he also agreed to buy snacks which is never a bad thing). I have been thoroughly impressed with Clarus and reccomend them to anyone who wishes to pursue a career within education.

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  • positive review  Shevonnae and Clarus Education were so helpful with helping me securing a placement within a few weeks which has now turned into a permanent position at a school. The help I received preparing for my trial day and interview was phenomenal and would definitely recommend this company for anyone who wants to use an agency!

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