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A reputable Primary School in Blackpool are looking to secure a FULL TIME Teaching Assistant to support two children who have recently joined the school in KS2. The working hours for this role are 8:30-15:30.

The Headteacher is hoping to secure a practitioner who has experience working alongside children displaying challenging behaviours and who is experienced de-escalating. Candidates with experience in an inner city Primary School, a Secondary background or a Support Worker/ Residential Care background would be ideal for this role. Both children have Social and Emotional Mental Health issues, and respond well to a firm but fair approach.

This role is FIVE DAYS per week – ASAP Start. The role will run until July 2020.

In order to be considered you must have…

  • Experience working alongside children within the past 12 months.
  • Minimum Level 2+ childcare relate qualification.
  • An open minded and patient attitude with the ability to build positive relationships with children.
  • Have a passion for delivering high quality education for each child.
  • Five day availability.
  • The child often displays challenging behaviours; therefore Team Teach training would be advantageous but not essential.

This school serves a pleasant catchment area; behaviour in school is generally good due to the robust behaviour policy developed by the Senior Leadership Team over a number of years.  The Headteacher has an ‘open door’ policy is always open to ideas that will contribute toward School Improvement. The Headteacher is well respected by staff in school and has an excellent reputation within the local area., resulting in the school being over-subscribed.

In order to be considered please contact Chloe in the Teaching Personnel Lancashire Office via telephone on 01772 842154 or email a copy of your most recent CV with your TA or Childcare related Experience. We are able to offer competitive rates of pay for these roles starting at GBP9 per hour; we also pay on a weekly basis directly into your bank account (no need for umbrella companies).

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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.

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