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ALN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Are you seeking a role where you can make a difference for students with Additional Learning Needs (ALN)?

Do you have experience, personal or professional, supporting children or vulnerable individuals?

Would you like to help students re-engage back into school life after lockdown?


Teaching Personnel are recruiting for an ALN support Teaching Assistant to join a Secondary school in Newport.   This role is to begin when schools reopen, but there may be an opportunity to join the school earlier and support students in their hub provision.  The role will be for the rest of the academic year, and pending a review in July the successful applicant may have the opportunity to join the school for the next academic year.

About the Role:

The successful applicant will be joining a large secondary school.  The hours you will be expected to work are usual school hours Monday-Friday.

Daily pay rate between GBP60-GBP70 

Working as an ALN Teaching Assistant you will be based within the schools Learning Department Centre and provide support for pupils with additional learning needs.  Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Monitor the pupils response to the learning activities and modify or adapt the activities to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • Establish productive working relationships with students acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce pupils efforts and develop self-esteem
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of pupils working independently
  • To promote the inclusion of students with additional learning needs (ALN), encouraging students to interact with each other.
  • To support pupils in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom.

The school follows a structure in which you will be assigned to a particular group of students (usually between 8-10) and attend all their lessons to offer support in class.  You will also be required to work on a 1:1 basis with students providing well-being interventions. 

The majority of your role will be spent working in the school's Learning Development Centre (LDC) and you will be fully supported by the schools ALNCO (Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator) and other staff within the centre.   There are a number of specialist teachers and 20 other Teaching Assistants in the team to support you. 

Whilst working in your group lessons you will be in a team consisting of one class teacher, and 3 teaching assistants.


Think this role could be for you? 

This is what you'll need:

- DBS on the update service & EWC registered (We can help you with both of these)

- 2 references

-  Experience  (professional or personal) supporting children or vulnerable individuals

Benefits of working with Teaching Personnel:

  • Teaching Personnel are a Welsh Government Approved Agency in Wales
  • Wales Framework pay rate
  • You will have your own specialist consultant who will support you at all times and is dedicated to finding you work
  • A recommend a friend scheme - GBP50 referral bonus for every friend you introduce to Teaching Personnel
  • All of our staff are paid on a PAYE basis with NO umbrella fees!
  • Access to our CPD academy to allow you to continue to develop your skills.


What our candidates say about working with Teaching Personnel Wales:

"Teaching Personnel is a really great agency to work for. They listen to what you want to get from the experience of working in a school and match you to the right set up. The communication is fantastic with frequent check in phone calls to see how you're getting on. Couldn't recommend them enough"

"Going to the interview they made me feel relaxed had a little chat about what jobs I’ve done and what interests me . Helped me to apply for my DBS check and everything I needed to get then straight away after getting those back I had work . They are always on the end of the phone if you need help or have questions and always have work for you , this company are fab to work for so supportive."

"An absolutely fantastic company to work for. Communication is clear and professional, their app has great features to keep you on track with everything. The staff themselves truly care about their employees and consider carefully placements etc, they're always on hand to help and are truly understanding and super supportive."


If you are seeking a role working in schools and are interested in finding out more about this position then please apply with your CV or call the office on 01633 370 633 and ask to speak with Jess.

Additional Learning Needs Support | ALN | Teaching Assistant | Secondary School | Newport |  Full Time | ASD | ADHD |

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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