teaching assistant

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Sometimes, but decreasingly, referred to as ‘classroom assistant’, a TA is an adult employed to assist a qualified teacher in the classroom. They may have a general role in the classroom or may be assigned to assist a particular student who has a statement of special needs. The responsibilities of a teaching assistant can vary greatly. Typical activities might include preparing resources for lessons, putting up displays, administrative tasks such as photocopying or marking, and working with individual children.

Subjects: Education.

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