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Are you a Psychology graduate? Are you passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs? Teaching Personnel are currently looking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic psychology graduates to work with children in a Bury based Primary SEN school. The position will be working predominately with children 4-11-year-old pupils who have variety of Special Education Needs including Severe learning difficulties and Autism. Ideally you will have a patient/friendly nature and will be prepared to cover across all years/ability levels where needed.

The successful Teaching Assistant for this post will have a degree relating to Psychology, and as a result will have a good theoretical understanding of special educational needs. You must also be a confident and a resilient Teaching Assistant who holds a genuine desire to help young people with additional needs excel. Having experience when supporting children who display challenging behaviours is not essential but will support your application.

This is an ‘outstanding’ school which offers a great opportunity for Psychology Graduates to begin a career after University.

The ideal Teaching Assistant will have:

-          A degree associated to Psychology

-          Experience working with children with additional needs

-          Empathy and patience

-          Resilience

Teaching Personnel

Working with Teaching Personnel also comes along with many benefits, we offer:

  • Specialist consultants on hand to support you
  • Recommend a friend Scheme
  • Opportunities for permanent positions
  • CPD opportunities
    (Team Teach, Autism awareness, effective behaviour management)


This post is due to begin in the new academic year with school looking to virtually meet applicants immediately. If you believe you have the skills and attributes to fulfil the needs of the role please contact James on the details attached with a copy of your CV.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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