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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
  • Do you have experience working with young people in a school setting?
  • Do you want to transfer your skills and experience into a specialist setting?
  • Do you have experience of working with young people who have barriers to learning?

A Primary Pupil Referral Unit requires experienced teaching assistants to support across the KS2 classrooms within their site in Manchester starting as soon as possible. This school caters for young people who are unable to access the mainstream education and mainstream classroom due to their social and emotional needs.

The young people at this school can display challenging behaviours that are shown through verbal and sometimes physical aggression. Experience working with young people who display challenging behaviours is desirable and will benefit when working with the young people within the school.

The teaching assistants may be supporting within class or, if more suited, with the outreach team supporting young people with their social and emotional development in the community. This position is due to start at February half term due to the increase in pupil numbers at the start of the spring term.

It would be desirable for the teaching assistant to have previous experience supporting young people academically who are not engaged with their education. It would also be desirable for the teaching assistant to have relevant verbal and physical de-escalation training such as team - teach. Teaching Personnel are able to provide relevant training if needed.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a CV highlighting your relevant experience or register your details at

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.

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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