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Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Personnel are currently seeking Teaching Assistants in the Portsmouth area!

We are looking for candidates who are willing to work 1-1 and in small groups, to mentor and work alongside KS1 and KS2 students to help them succeed in both their studies as well as offering support in their personal lives. Schools in and around Portsmouth maintain high standards consistently and this is often reflected in Ofsted results. We welcome teaching assistants with various levels of experience and encourage anyone seeking a new challenge to apply for these roles.

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of meeting young people's Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs would be desirable however this role often relies on having a great attitude towards supporting individual and varying needs.
  • Previous experience with children aged between 5-11 is essential. 
  • A passion to make a positive difference in a young person's life.
  • Any experience with Special Educational Needs is desired but not essential.

In return you will:

  • Competitive pay rates, paid on a weekly basis through PAYE (no umbrella companies!)
  • Permanent and temporary roles available.
  • Have access to our CPD Academy where you can complete accredited courses to enhance your CV and develop your skills!
  • Successful teaching assistants will join our client schools, and will work with existing teaching staff to ensure students are focused and performing well during their lessons.
  • We will give you GBP50 for every person you refer to us
  • Guaranteed to work scheme

We can offer flexible work tailored around you, if you have other commitments or an unscheduled lifestyle where plans change from one week to the next, working with Teaching Personnel may be perfect for you. We give you access to an online diary where you can decide week upon week which days you want you work, whether that’s 1 day a week or 5 days a week!

If you want to take on a new challenge supporting KS1 and KS2 students, please apply below with your CV for more information.


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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