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TA required for specialist SEMH Unit

Job description

Our client school has instructed us to source a Teaching Assistant or Teacher ASAP to work in a specialist provision in Longridge.

The school are ideally looking for a strong member of staff who can support activities, deliver basic Maths and English and generally contribute to a bespoke provision for challenging pupils.

The role will:

- Be a support role initially with a view to potentially leading the provision / unit.

- Involve supporting students with SEMH, ASC, MLD, SpLD and other complex needs on a small group and 1:1 basis. This can include pastoral support outside of the full classroom.

- Involve small class sizes, with no more than 8 pupils per class, catering for pupils across KS3 and KS4.

- Be from 8:30am - 3:30pm, 5 days per week and this is a long-term / permanent role!

The Head Teacher is interested in candidates who have worked in a PRU / Alternative Provision, worked alongside Young Offenders, Sports Coaches, those who have worked with NEETs, those with an Army background, those who have worked in prisons and MORE! (Please note: You don't have to have direct experience in a school, but you MUST have the skill set and knowledge to handle challenging behaviour appropriately and the understanding of pupils who have mental health difficulties.)

The pupils require nurture, care and guidance from an appropriate mentor / support assistant. You must be 'thick-skinned,' energetic, empathetic and non-judgemental with a can-do attitude.

The school would like to meet candidates who have an interest, a passion, the determination, drive and personality to support their pupils ASAP!!

You MUST have experience supporting pupils of a challenging nature and be willing to work in the school on a supply basis initially with a view to becoming a permanent member of staff.

If you think you have what it takes and would love the opportunity to showcase yourself, in the view of securing yourself an exciting opportunity in this thriving environment, please contact me ASAP on 01772 842155 or email

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.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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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