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Teaching Assistant

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We're currently working with an Ofsted Outstanding Primary school which caters to students with complex special needs and disability.


The School follow an adapted curriculum which is aimed at developing sensory deprivations, social and communication skills, life skills and functional abilities. All staff, including Teachers, Support Staff and Occupational therapists all have a shared ethos of keeping the students best interests at heart.

The Head is looking to take on a Teaching Assistant until the end of the school year, someone who has an understanding of special needs such as Autism, and a caring personality. A successful Teaching Assistant should be genuinely invested in the development of children and will work to provide a safe, secure and non judgemental environment in which students can thrive.

The Responsibilities of your role as Teaching Assistant can vary and are not limited to the following;

  • Assisting the Teacher with delivery of lesson, classroom organisation and support creating resources
  • Supporting students on 1:1 of general basis
  • Support occupational therapy sessions
  • Supervision at breaks and preparing snacks
  • Keeping reports and logging in student diaries

You will also have responsibilities as follows;

  • Personal Care
  • Moving and Handling
  • Administering Medication

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience, training or knowledge that is relevant to the above responsibilities.
Ideally you will have worked in a capacity supporting children previously.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm approximately, but you may be offered additional duties and responsibilities outside of these hours.

The school require on and off support throughout the year depending on student intake and staffing needs, so there is always opportunity for contract extension and permanent roles for staff who are a great asset to the school.

Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to background checks and will need a current DBS certificate (update service registered).


If this opportunity sounds like something which you would really excel in, or if you want to hear about other Teaching Assistant vacancies, please send over your up to date CV.


What you can expect from Teaching Personnel

  • A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you
  • An extensively discounted CPD program
  • Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies
  • GBP9.50 an hour or above
  • 13 weeks off per year


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

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