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Reception Teaching Assistant

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Reception Teaching Assistant

A school in Blackburn are seeking a candidate to work with a child in a Reception class from the beginning of next week. The school have specified the following pre-requisites;

Level 2 or above Teaching Assistant (Degree Equivalent accepted)

Experience working on a 1:1 basis supporting children with additional needs

Experience working in an EYFS department

Experience working alongside children with challenging behaviour

Familiar with Education Health and Care Plans

Familiar with the EYFS Curriculum and Framework


As a large school on the outskirts of Blackburn, said school are in a position to fully fund a full-time support assistant to work alongside an individual child in the EYFS class. According to the Head teacher and SENCO, the arrival of the child has caused a slight disruption in class as the child does have some behavioural difficulties. Additional to this, the child in question is struggling with trust and attachment and so the successful candidate will have to commit for the entirety of the role, expected to be until the end of the academic year. The Head teacher has also suggested that due to the needs of the child, the school would prefer an applicant who has excellent behaviour management and possible additional training such as TEAM TEACH and MAPA. However, this is not a necessity and training will be provided in school.

This is not a role for the faint hearted! You must be prepared for the said child being physically and verbally aggressive and use a variety of techniques and strategies to ensure the child is safe and stimulated in the working environment. You will work in partnership with the class teacher to plan and delivery a tailored curriculum and meet learning objectives. The academic ability of the child is not yet confirmed but it is expected to be lower than age related levels. You will work cohesively with the parents and agencies involved and ensure you assess in line with the child’s education plan

This role will start from next week, week beginning the 2nd March. You will be expected to work from 0830-1530 each day, five days a week.

Teaching Personnel do offer subsidised continuous professional development opportunities including Autism Awareness and TEAM TEACH. If you are registered with the agency and interested in the CPD we offer then please contact the office for further information.

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

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