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BSL Teaching Assistant

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British Sign Language Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel are currently working with a Primary School in Accrington to source a British Sign Language Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate would be required to support a child with a hearing impairment access class lessons, learning materials, and communicate within day-to-day school life. Experience of supporting deaf individuals within a school setting is required and you must hold BSL at a minimum of level 1. Within this role, you would be supporting a child in EYFS with their education by interpreting spoken English into British Sign Language (BSL) and adapting learning materials. The SENCO is hoping for the sucessful candidate to start on a full time basis with the next 3/4 weeks. As the role is providing 1:1 support for a child with an EHCP, the role is for the whole academic year and could become permanent for the right support assistant. 

You will also:

- Take into account the needs of the pupil you are supporting
- Help the pupil communicate with others in class
- Support them by lip speaking and notetaking
- Interpret between spoken English and BSL
- Be creative in adapting learning materials as to make it accessible for the child
- Help students to produce written work
- Support learners in communicating with teachers
- Build relationships with the pupil and their family
- Develop ways of enabling the pupil to become more independent
- Provide deaf-awareness training for other staff and students
- Support the school in improving the environment for hearing aids and lipreading

So what are the benefits of working in schools through Teaching Personnel?

  • Choice and Variety – giving you a range of roles and job opportunities to choose from
  • Teaching Personnel’s CPD Academy – Your Continuous Professional Development
  • Pay – Weekly pay based on your skills, experience, flexibility and availability
  • myTP – Digital services that make your work admin and communication simple
  • Safe Working Practice – ensuring your reputation is protected
  • Excellence in Education Awards – recognising the positive impact you deliver in schools

If you have the relevant qualifications, an excellent understanding of hearing impairment needs, and wish to support children within in a Primary School setting- this could be the role for you.

If interested, please send a copy of your CV to

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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