Teaching Assistant Interview Questions

Questions about the role of a teaching assistant

Why do you want to be a teaching assistant?

What skills and experience do you have working with children?

What do you think the day-to-day tasks of a teaching assistant are?

Why do you think teaching assistants are a valuable asset to the school?

How do you think you’ll find working as a teaching assistant rewarding?

What challenges do you expect to face working as a teaching assistant?

Questions about the school & ethos

Why do you want to work at this school?

Do you have a personal connection with the school? For example, did you or members of your family attend this school?

How do you think you’d complement and contribute to the school’s culture and ethos?

Questions about your experience, skills and personality

What experience do you have working with children?

What are some of the things you enjoy about working with children?

Could you tell us about a positive experience you had working with a group of children?

Do you find it easy to communicate with children?