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Pupil Referral Unit - Teaching Assistant - Gillingham

Job description

Teaching Personnel are working with a Pupil Referral Unit in the Gillingham. They cater for students in KS4 that have been permanently excluded from one or more mainstream schools. They currently have around 40 students on roll.

The students are taught in small groups, ranging from 2 to 6 in each class. The school also works closely with other educational providers in the local area to ensure that their students have a range of vocational courses they may choose, as well as academic subjects. Their flexible and individualised curriculum means that students are able to access study programmes which are tailored to their individual learning and social needs.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in an EBD/SEMH school or PRU. It is imperative you have a calm personality and are confident working on a 1:1 basis, as students can sometimes be placed in isolation. For more experienced candidates the school are open to speaking about additional responsibilities. Specialist training will also be provided to ensure you are providing the best support to students.

Key skills and experience needed:

* Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units
* Previous support work within a school or other child related experience
* Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour
* SEN experience is essential
* One to one and small group work
* Professional manner
* Enthusiastic and friendly, yet firm approach

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates applying to posts through Teaching Personnel must undertake or have undertaken the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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