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Full Time Teaching Assistant

Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire

GBP285 - GBP325 per week

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Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting for a teaching assistant within the Chalfont Saint Peter area.

Also known as classroom assistants, TA’s support learning activities in schools. The work involves supporting children individually or in small groups. Generally, TA’s work exclusively with pupils with special educational needs (SEN) or those pupils who may have a range of learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

The school is a typical 2 form entry through primary school situated in the community of Chalfont Saint Peter. They cater for children from the age of three to eleven, from Nursery to Year 6. The school is run admirably and provides a sense of harmony from the students to the members of staff. The school prides itself of welcoming students of all backgrounds and abilities therefore; the whole school values every student as an individual. The head teacher works closely with parents and families and there dedicated SENCO makes sure those who require assistance receive specialist attention in order to stretch and reach there true potentials.

What the role requires:

  • An understanding of the ‘TA’ role assisting and supervising pupils on particular tasks and the expected outcomes of individual activities within the allocated timescale
  • To be calm under pressure, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • To be compassionate and have a positive attitude
  • Good listening skills and to be sensitive to pupils individuals needs
  • Positive behaviour management skills
  • Understanding of SEN
  • Knowledge of a range of learning support needs

What you will be doing:

  • Making sure pupils that you support can engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Supporting with Literacy and Maths and helping to explain how to apply what they have learnt in lesson
  • Providing supervision during break/lunch times as required
  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Guiding and monitoring pupil progress
  • Undertaking a variety of duties that free up a teacher's time, such as preparing the classroom

For the role ideally you should aim to have basic literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE or equivalent, in Maths and English) but this is not always required if you have previously worked with children. Classroom experience is desired but also not essential.

If you would like to apply or know more please contact Luca on 0118 3271585 or on

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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