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Teaching Assistant required for Manchester based Pupil Referral Unit

  • Teaching Assistant at Pupil Referral Unit
  • Fixed term contract 
  • City based - very easily accessible 

Teaching Personnel are working closely with a Pupil Referral Unit who are looking to take on a Teaching Assistant for a fixed term contract.
Students at the school have been referred after exclusion from mainstream education, and usually have diagnosed mental health and social and emotional issues as well as displaying challenging anti-social behaviours.
Due to this the students have a dedicated Educational Health Care Plan designed to support them in a way that is flexible and suits their specific needs.

The Pupil Referral Unit hopes to recruit a Teaching Assistant who is already familiar with the Secondary curriculumspecifically Maths and English, or can show a good level of competency in these areas therefore is able to support the students with these essential core subjects. 
The students also study a range of vocational subjects more suited to their learning styles such as Sports, Arts and Crafts, Cookery and Woodwork/Joinery, aiming to give them hands on or trade skills which they can use to become more independent in later life, and also giving them an outlet for creativity. As a Teaching Assistant you would be required to support with these subjects, so if you have specific skills or knowledge in any of these or other relevant areas we would love to know!

Understandably, due to the students needs, there is a heavy focus on behaviour management and de-escalation; if you have any experience in managing challenging behaviours, or have experience in Youth Work or Psychology, again this would be prefferable.
You need to have a resilient personality, whilst being understanding and empathetic to the students and their personal situations/needs - it's important to build rapport so they feel that school is a place they can feel open, unjudged and safe.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm approximately but you may be offered additional duties and responsibilities outside of these hours.
The school require on and off support throughout the year depending on student intake and staffing needs, so there is always opportunity for contract extension and permanent roles.

If this opportunity sounds like something which you would really excel in, or if you want to hear about other Teaching Assistant vacancies, please send over your up to date CV.


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.

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