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SEMH Teaching Assistant- Huddersfield

We are looking to recruit part time and full time Teaching Assistants for secondary SEMH Teaching Assistant positions in the Huddersfield area.

The client school are a learner centred, education driven setting with outstanding facilities, focused on creating the best learning environment possible for all learners and young people. The aim of the school is to support all young adults and learners through their education, no matter what SEMH barriers they may face.

The Role

  • Working within small groups of learners in the classroom setting, supporting each child throughout the lesson.
  • Supporting each learner with their academic progress in each lesson, whether that is to re-engage them after coming off-task or sitting with them when solving a maths problem.
  • Contributing and supporting the class teacher in maintaining and controlling pupil behaviour throughout the lesson, if needed, enforcing the behavioural discipline system.
  • Communicate with Managers/Behaviour Manager regarding pupil behaviours throughout the day and contributing/supporting any serious incidents taking place.
  • Ensure all the groups work is finished, filled and organised ready for the next lesson to help keep track of pupil progress and engagement levels.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Great organisational skills
  • Encouraging and Enthusiastic
  • Focused
  • Great Inter-Personal Skills
  • Able to implement behaviour management strategies
  • Previous experience working with SEMH/BESD students and dealing with challenging behaviour/classroom support.


  • DBS on the update service (We can advise on this)
  • Team Teach Certificate (We can provide training)
  • Knowledge surrounding child safeguarding (Preferred)

If you have the experience and skills that are appropriate for the role of a SEMH Teaching Assistant, then please apply with your full CV. If you require any further information or have any questions regarding potential roles, please contact Jenna at 0113 2240232 or email

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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