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Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant

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A Primary school in central Manchester are seeking a behaviour support teaching assistant to work within their Year 6 class. This position is due to start in September 2018, after the Summer Holidays and continue for the academic year. This position is initially to support whole class with the transitional period at the start of the academic year, however may progress into 1:1 support dependent on your ability to build strong professional relationships with particular pupils.

This school has multiple sites across central, south and east Manchester catering for pupils aged 6 - 11 (year 1 - year 6). The pupils within this school are not in mainstream education due to a number of reasons. These can be particular social, emotional or mental health needs or an exclusion from their mainstream school. This particular position will be based at their south Manchester site which is easily accessible via the M60 or public transport from central Manchester and Stockport.

Teaching Personnel and this central Manchester school are able to offer you continuous professional development courses including Team - Teach, introduction to Autism, NASEN and mindfulness to name but a few. This school have a supportive senior leadership team who will be able to assist you with this step into alternative education. This position is ideal for experienced Teaching Assistants looking for a new challenge or aspiring teachers who would like additional experience before embarking on their route into Teaching.

Ideally the behaviour support teaching assistant will have:

  • Experience working with pupils who display challenging behaviour
  • Desirably Team- Teach trained (or other relevant physical de-escalation training)
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification or equivalent
  • A sound knowledge of crisis prevention tactics
  • A degree in a relevant subject - e.g. Psychology, Social Care, Youth Work, Education etc.

This position is based upon sufficient vetting checks including references and a current child's DBS on the update service. If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact Georgia at Manchester's SEN branch at

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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