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PMLD Teaching Assistant

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KS4 Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Teaching Assistant (TA) required

  • - An opportunity for an experienced TA to work part-time in a ‘good’ special school
  • - Work in a school with unique provision such as: a hydro pool, a leisure pool and sports facilities
  • - The candidate must have experience of working within a special setting preferably with pupils with PMLD

A secondary special school situated in Rochdale is currently working in collaboration with teaching personnel to appoint a specialist teaching assistant who has experience working with PMLD to start in September 2017.The role is part-time and is a temporary role from September- December 2017, however there could be the possibility of permanent for the right candidate.

The school currently has 253 pupils enrolled and caters for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who are aged 11- 19. In its most recent 2016 inspection the school was graded ‘good’ with outstanding features by OFSTED. The role will involve working in collaboration with a Qualified Teacher to support and encourage the holistic development of pupils with PMLD. Due to the nature of role the school require an experienced teaching assistant who has experience in working within a special school. Due to the specific needs of the pupils it would also be useful for the teaching assistant to have experience of working with pupils how may display signs of challenging behaviour.

Ideally the PMLD teaching assistant will have:

- Experience working a special school

- Ideally Team-Teach trained (teaching personnel provide training)

- Have an in-depth knowledge understanding of safeguarding procedures

- Experience working with pupils with PMLD

- An in-depth understanding of how to de-escalate challenging behaviour

If you are a PMLD teaching assistant and have experience working within a special school and feel you have the appropriate skills and expertise to succeed in the role, please contact kelsie.wall@teachingpersonnel.com
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