Teaching assistants make up a quarter of the education workforce and their main job role is assisting students who need help. TAs display initiative, self-motivation and exceptional organisation skills as well as sparkle!
Every day is different for TAs and plans do not always go the way you think they will. This can be challenging and rewarding in equal measures. You could be doing a wide range of things to support learning; setting up desks, hanging up coats, wiping tears, building confidence, chatting and building relationships, reminding and yes, reminding again…all in addition to learning. It is safe to say that many schools would be helpless without their TA team.
Our resources for TAs cover a wide range of topics from burnout, talking to your line manager about stress and financial worries. All designed to keep you healthy and informed. So why not grab a cup of tea and take time out to give your wellbeing a boost?
Education Support provides some simple and practical ways to help manage any anxiety you may be feeling.
It’s not a surprise therefore, that many teaching assistants, both new and experienced face burnout at some point in their career. But what is burnout and how can it be avoided?