primary school teaching assistant




Primary school teaching assistants provide instructional and practical support to primary school teachers. They reinforce instruction with students in need of extra attention and prepare the materials the teacher needs in class. They also perform clerical work, monitor the students' learning progress and behaviour and supervise the students with and without the head teacher present.

Alternative label

  • teaching assistant in primary schools

  • primary school paraprofessional

  • primary school assistant

  • primary school teaching aide

  • primary school TA

  • primary education teaching assistant

  • primary school instructional assistant

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences

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