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Teaching Personnel are currently seeking a SEMH TA with experience of positive role modelling to support  more challenging learners in the Wokingham area to work in a specialist Social, Emotional and Mental Health provision catering to secondary age learners. This school is highly supportive and progressive in their approach and work on a therapeutic model which relies on open-minded and nurturing individuals with the resilience and perseverance to establish meaningful relationships. The needs of attending pupils are varied, but may include:

Behavioural difficulties


Anti-social and disengaged behaviour


The school:

This school setting is one of the most respected in the Wokingham borough for providing specialist education and wrap around care for learners with SEMH. The school's values carry into their everyday lives in their work with young people; it is the belief that every child holds unique potential despite their starting place. They offer a fun, rewarding and ambitious environment to anyone wishing to pursue or develop their career in a SEN setting. Our staff have been supporting them consistently over several academic years and they historically transfer 3-4 of our staff onto their permanent contract. The opportunity to have a steady and fulfilling job at this school is highly likely for the pro-active individual!


The Role:


  • Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting teachers and fellow support workers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with pupils.


  • The role will operate between 8:50 - 15:20, Monday - Thurs & 08:50-13:30 Fridays.


  • Full time and on-going role until the Summer term.


  • This role is to start immediately from Monday 10th May



The Candidate:


Ideal candidates may need to be able to drive but it isn't essential, as we will likely have a school local to you.


Ideal applicants should have previous experience working with complex behaviour or challenging needs professionally. Without professional experience any personal experience with the following could help the candidate succeed in this role:

  • Psychology
  • Youth/Community work experience
  • Care worker
  • SEN behaviour within family
  • Mentoring positions
  • SEN school experience
  • Sports/outdoor education backgrounds


Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting teachers and fellow support workers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with pupils, so should have a passion for mentoring pupils closely through their differentiated curriculum.


Teaching Personnel do offer many development courses through our CPD Academy; such as Autism Awareness, Safeguarding and Team Teach to help support any successful candidates within this environment.


If you’re passionate about working with SEN or mental health in young people, please contact Jess, Thames Valley SEN Manager on the details provided.  

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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