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Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Have you recently graduated university and are looking for your next challenge? Have you been thinking about a career in secondary education? Do you want to gain more experience before you commit to your next step in your career?

Teaching Personnel are currently on the look out for Graduates who are considering a career in education to come and gain experience whilst getting paid! We have a variety of roles available in our partner secondary schools in Sunderland to help you build up your knowledge of Teaching and inform you on whether a career in education is the right choice for you. These roles will include working as either a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Behavioural Support Assistant.

Teaching Assistant:

  • Working 1:1 with identified pupils that require additional support within subjects such as English, Maths or Science
  • Helping to plan and deliver intervention sessions to raise pupil attainment alongside promoting positive behaviour management
  • Work with the Class Teacher to support students in specifically identified areas

Behaviour Support Assistant:

  • Working alongside children who require additional support including children with learning or behavioural difficulties
  • Build effective rapport with the pupils to help support them and improve poor behaviour

The ideal candidate will be a graduate, potentially looking to move onto their Teacher Training or another role in education, with a desire to gain vital experience and develop their skills. A willingness to travel around the South Tyneside and Sunderland area is highly beneficial, as is having access to your own transport. In return, you will receive up to GBP400 a week depending on your role within the schools.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, or to find out about any other opportunities we may have please get in touch with Matthew on 0191 223 5071 or via email at

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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