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Teaching assistant for Secondary School

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Job description

  • Opportunity for youth workers and graduates to enhance school based experience
  • Ideal alternative school experience for aspiring Teachers
  • Unit provides full time supervised education for all Manchester children who have been permanently excluded or have social, emotional and mental health needs

Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with a Bury Primary Pupil Referral Unit who require a specialised KS3 Teaching Assistant on a full time basis to work within their Radcliffe setting. This position is to start immediately and continue until the end of the academic year. The role would require the Teaching Assistant to support whole class and occasionally as a 1:1 support. There is potential for this position to continue longer and even permanent for the right person.

The school is a Pupil Referral Unit for up to 36 pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 who have either been permanently excluded from mainstream school or who are in danger of becoming so; as a result of social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. The setting provides part time and full time placements to pupils experiencing behavioural difficulties within their mainstream schools and aims to return pupils to mainstream placements wherever possible. Class sizes are small to allow time to focus on individual education plans and promote individual positive behaviour.

This school have a supportive staff and senior leadership team and is largely focused on enhancing their staff's professional development, regularly running extra training sessions for Teaching Assistants in particular.

The ideal Teaching Assistant would have:

  • previous experience teaching young people with social, emotional and mental health needs
  • strong behaviour management skills
  • have sound knowledge of the Secondary National Curriculum
  • have an up-to-date Team - Teach qualification

The successful Teaching Assistant will also have a passion for promoting behavioural development in young people and must be able to act as a positive role model to the young people within this setting. You will need to be proactive, enthusiastic and have a determination to succeed.

If you feel you meet the requirements, please send your CV to James Johnson.

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