secondary school teaching assistant




Secondary school teaching assistants provide various support services to secondary school teachers such as instructional and practical support. They help with the preparation of lesson materials needed in class and reinforce instructions with students in need of extra attention. They also perform basic clerical duties, monitor the students' learning progress and behaviour and supervise the students with and without the teacher present.

Alternative label

  • secondary school teaching aide

  • teaching assistant in secondary schools

  • secondary school TA

  • secondary school paraprofessional

  • assistant in secondary school teaching

  • secondary school assistant

  • secondary school instructional assistant

  • secondary education teaching assistant

Regulatory aspect

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