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Teaching Assistant

Location: Penzance

Salary: Up to GBP12,675

Hours: 8:30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

Contract: Term Time only


Are you looking for a role within an environment that is committed to improving the lives of children and vulnerable adults? If so, we have the role you!


The School:

The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 36 children and young people aged 5 to 16 who have social, emotional, mental health and communication difficulties or associated behaviours that challenge.

Unable to achieve in a mainstream environment, our aim is to help pupils excel by providing a structured, nurturing approach, with students accessing a broad, balanced, engaging and extraordinarily rich curriculum.

With its large building and extensive grounds, it is an environment where children learn to thrive both in the classroom and outdoors, helping them to be the best.

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join a growing staff team. Our aim as a school is to provide the BEST education for every child, through high quality teaching and learning activities and building quality relationships with our children and their families.

This role is for a Teaching Assistant, who has experience of working with students either the primary or secondary sector. We would welcome applications from professionals across the board.

Who we are looking for?

You will need to be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work as part of a team of dedicated staff to help deliver the BEST education for our students. You will need to be caring, resilient, child-focussed and willing to go the extra mile to ensure our students achieve their potential.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by seeing students who have previously failed in education succeed and need to enjoy the challenge of having no two days the same!

Whilst previous experience of working in the special educational needs sector is desirable, it is not essential.


Essential Criteria:

Good levels of literacy and numeracy

Organisational skills

Good communication skills

A commitment to safeguarding the welfare of all children

Able to prioritise between different demands

Self-motivated, and able to work in a team

An interest in children and education

Patient and friendly approach


For more information or to apply for the role please contact Hayley at Teaching Personnel via 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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