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Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

As we await further government guidelines, secondary schools remain closed for pupils who do not have family undertaking roles as key workers, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Teaching Personnel are keen to hear from graduates looking for entry level roles into the education sector.

An opportunity has opened up within the support team at a school in Tameside This support role as a Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant, will involve working with children with SEN in a variety of different ways. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who is looking to gain secondary school experience, before deciding to enrol on a PGCE (or related teacher training) course. 

The role will commence in the new academic year in September 2020.

Requirements for this position 

  • A degree is essential.
  • Experience in working with children with SEN.

We welcome applications from those who have engaged children with SEN in the following:

  • Youth/Community work
  • Sports Coaching
  • Charity work

Important interpersonal skills needed to be successful within this position:

  • Being an effective active listener.
  • Being able to work efficiently as part of a team.
  • Being able to offer empathy, as well as being proactive when dealing with difficult scenarios.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Supporting a full time member if the teaching staff in the classroom.
  • Managing any pastoral issues that may arise, whilst providing consistent feedback to pupils, teaching staff and parents when necessary.
  • Working on a 1:1 basis with children with SEN.
  • Ensuring students are adhering to school policy as best as possible, whilst being able to deliver relevant interventions in partnership with teaching staff.
  • Helping teachers effectively differentiate learning, in order to meet the specific needs of a given individual.
  • Helping to prepare adequate educational resources for those with SEN, as well as ensuring that SEN pupils are effectively catered for across the school site.

Knowledge of the following difficulties often faced by children with the following is desirable:

  • Autism
  • Behavioural issues
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Sensory difficulties

PAY: GBP275 - GBP350 per week, based on prior experience.

  • The school is located in Tameside, not far from Manchester city centre.
  • There are also several public transport links in close vicinity to the school itself.
  • The M60 motorway is located not far from the school site, allowing ease of access for those who drive. 

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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