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Teaching Assistant

Job description

Many children and young people across the UK have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The most vulnerable and disadvantaged children have been disproportionately affected by school closures, and pre-existing attainment gaps between pupils have only become more aggressive and ingrained. In order to help mitigate these adverse implications, the government has allocated additional funding – allowing schools to take on additional teaching staff to support lessons.

Teaching Personnel are working alongside a large trust  to help fill these open teaching assistant vacancies for when schools return to full strength afer the lockdown where the demand will have only increased.

Typical hours range from 8:30 – 3:30 with a 1 hour lunch break

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the teacher to plan and deliver creative and engaging lessons
  • Working 1:1 and in small groups with pupils who require additional mentoring, such as those with SEN and EAL profiles
  • Adopting behavioural management strategies to minimise classroom disruption
  • Monitoring pupil progress and achievements
  • Supervising children during lunchtime; coordinating and playing with the children

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with children or a thorough understanding of the complexity of child development and education
  • Availability to start work in the upcoming months
  • Commitment to securing outstanding progress for all learners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Why use Teaching Personnel (TP)?

  • TP are market leaders in education recruitment, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry!
  • TP can offer competitive daily rates (dependent on experience), a generous pension scheme, ongoing opportunities for professional development via our online portal, and safe working practice
  • Successful candidates will be offered free child protection and PREVENT training.

Registration with Teaching Personnel is free of cost.

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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