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Behavioural Support Assistant Needed for Primary School

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Teaching Assistants Required to Support Children with Behavioural Learning Difficulties

Teaching Personnel are working with a number of primary schools in the St Austell area of Cornwall who are seeking teaching assistants to support children with behavioural difficulties.

Main Functions: To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them.

  • To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:
  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs
  • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
  • Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Monitor the pupil's response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

About You:

  • You will ideally have experience supporting children or young people with challenging behaviour, preferably in an educational setting
  • You will hold minimum Grade C GCSE in Maths and English
  • Qualifications related to childcare or SEN would be desireable
  • Perhaps most importantly, you must be flexible, adaptable, resilient and not afraid of a challenge!

If you feel as if you fit the above person description and are interested in applying for this position, please either email Verity at Teaching Personnel - or call 01872 250123

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.

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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