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SEN Teaching Assistants - Secondary School - Reading

Wonderful opportunity for a secondary Teaching Assistant to support pupils with additional needs.

  • Full time (school hours)
  • Working within Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Supporting pupils with behavioural needs
  • February - March star

Teaching Personnel are working with a Secondary School in Reading who are seeking a full time Teaching Assistant to join their team. The school caters for pupils aged 11-16 years old with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) in thier inclusion centre. Pupils may also have additional needs such as ADHD and Autism. The school follows the National Curriculum as a mainstream Secondary school, but the inclusion centew gives focused support to learning, with small class sizes of around 6-8 pupils.

You will be working as a class-based Teaching Assistant. This will involve supporting the teacher with the lessons and helping pupils with their work. You will also be required to support children on a 1-1 basis and will be responsible for behaviour management and providing emotional support.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, pro-active person who has a real passion for supporting children with behaviour needs. Experience in a school setting isn't required, but you should have some experience working with children with behaviour needs. You must be a confident and resilient person.

You must have a minimum of GCSE Maths and English (C or above) and ideally will be Team Teach trained (Teaching Personnel can assist you with this).

The Headteacher is keen to appoint for this role as soon as possible. If this sounds like a role you may be interested in – please click apply now. Or alternatively, email your CV to and I will contact  within 24 hours to discuss next steps.

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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