Clarus Aspirations

Clarus Aspirations is a two-pronged talent attraction initiative, developed by our team with schools and graduates in mind.

Whether you have aspirations to train as Teacher (Primary or Secondary) – ATP or have your sights set on Psychology and Special Needs; our school-based Teaching / Learning Support Assistant positions will provide you with invaluable classroom exposure and experience for the entire academic year.

Clarus Education and our Aspirations initiative is built around quality and consistency; aimed at attracting graduates with genuine aspirations within education.

Speak to one of our fantastic consultants today. The main contact number for London is 0203 805 3430 and 0161 509 9557 for Manchester.

Aspiring Teacher Programme

  • Fully funded teacher training
  • Partnered with two excellent Islington based primary schools
  • Recruiting NOW!

As part of our Clarus Aspirations initiative, we have partnered up with two primary schools in Islington, to recruit the next generation of fantastic primary teachers.

The Aspiring Teacher Programme (ATP) is a unique programme and provides the opportunity for a graduate to learn, develop and train as a primary school teacher – debt free!

If successful, you will begin your journey, testing the waters and developing your skillset as a graduate teaching assistant before embarking upon Stage 2 – your Teacher Training.

From day one, until you complete your fast tracked NQT induction you will be paid a salary as well as your tuition fees being paid for.

If you have your sights set on training to become a primary teacher, get in touch todaywe are recruiting now!

Find out more

Contact our team today on 0203 805 3430 or

Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant

The role of a teaching assistant has developed over the years, placing more importance and emphasis on their responsibilities and impact. Being one our Clarus Aspirations graduate teaching assistants is a testing yet rewarding position and responsibility supporting pupils in and out of class, working 1:1 / 2:1 and in small groups.

Clarus Education work in partnership with primary and secondary schools across London to recruit the very best teaching assistants for pupils across the key stages and of all abilities that require academic support, from those of lower ability through to the gifted and talented.

All our positions are long-term and traditionally last the entire academic year. As an aspiring teacher, you will witness and experience the varied classroom dynamics that will assist and hopefully support you in your own professional development ahead of a PGCE, SCITT or Schools Direct.

Primary Teaching Assistant

Primary education is divided into the following three phases aged 3 to 11 years. Ahead of applying for a primary teaching assistant position, gain an understanding of which phase you would feel best suited:

  • Early Years Phase – Nursery & Reception Classes (Aged 3 – 5yrs)
  • Key Stage 1 Phase – Year 1 & 2 Classes (Aged 5 – 7yrs)
  • Key Stage 2 Phase – Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Classes (Aged 7 – 11yrs)

Your approach should be positive and full of enthusiasm. A primary teaching assistant requires creativity, initiative and a proactive approach, with strength and confidence in your academic ability.

London schools are very diverse and becoming increasingly more inclusive. You will be dedicated to one particular class that’s required to support all pupils, adapting to and supporting all individual needs.

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Secondary schools can deploy their teaching assistants in either a broad, more general capacity or dedicated to a specific department, determined by your subject strength and degree.

The traditionally known ‘core subjects’ are Maths, Science and English. More recently, schools have placed greater interest in the humanities subjects and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).

  • Key Stage 3 – Years 7 – 9 (Aged 11 – 14yrs)
  • Key Stage 4 – Years 10 & 11 (Aged 14 – 16yrs) – GCSE
  • Key Stage 5 – Years 12 & 13 (Aged 16 – 19yrs) – A-Level

The aim of general teaching assistants will be to mainly support across Key Stage 3 & 4. Subject specific teaching assistants will support a subject across Key Stage 3, 4 & 5. All teaching assistants will need to have a strong academic background, supported by confidence and a genuine interest in education and learning.

Learning Support Assistants (SEN)

There are a broad range of needs within education that are supported by Learning Support Assistants, which include:

  • Autism (ASD) and Asperger’s
  • ADHD and challenging behaviour
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • PMLD (Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties)

All graduate LSA’s we look to recruit for our schools have a particular interest in special needs (SEN); often looking to secure an LSA role on a long-term basis, with a handful of possible careers in mind:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Child Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Counselling
  • SEN Teaching

Refer a friend

If you’ve been impressed with the service you’ve received from us, please tell your friends. For every successful referral we’ll give you a thank you of between £150-250*.

Register now
  • 5 star review  This is such a dedicated team! Thank you to Danny, Ryan and Natalie who really invested time to ensure I found the most suitable position in a school that would be the next step forwards in my career. Thanks again, guys! You're amazing!

    thumb Nayhara Sepulcri
  • 5 star review  Danny helped me secure my NQT post for September in my dream in school back in March. The team at Clarus Education were incredibly helpful, quick to respond and had excellent advice. Danny made the interview process much easier by allowing me time to research schools on offer and his excellent knowledge of the schools helped making the big decision of where to work much easier! Thank you to all the team, I couldn't fault them! Would highly recommend Clarus Education to any teachers looking for a job!

    thumb Sophie Hunnisett
  • 5 star review  A big thank you to Clarus Education, especially Ryan, for being so professional, available and helpful in getting me my current position as library supervisor. The first position that I was offered demanded some paperwork that I couldn't obtain and despite this the company were determined to get me a suitable job and worked around my time and money restrictions. Ryan did amazing work to secure me a great job as soon as possible and went above and beyond. Great company, I wish them all the best!

    thumb Connie Read
  • 5 star review  Nikki Webber has been my main contact at Clarus and she has been great. Only a few weeks after getting into contact with Clarus, Nikki has been able to find me a suitable teaching assistant role which I start in September. I was given a trial day, which Nikki full debriefed me on, and I was offered the job on the same day. Nikki is always keeping in contact with me and ensuring that I am happy every step of the way. Cannot praise her and Clarus enough !

    thumb Michellina Theophani
  • positive review  Clarus education have been so amazing and supporting during my quest for the right job. Every person who I've talked to especially Scarlett, Chloe and Frederica have been so kind and focussed in getting me the job that was right for me. Every step of the process has been clearly communicated and structured with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Because of this I had so much confidence when going into my first job interview which was successful. So thank you to Clarus for being amazing and making this process easy.

    thumb Lala Abdisalam