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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

An Outstanding School in Harrogate are seeking a Teaching Assistant. The school provides alternative education for pupils aged 2-19, all of whom have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to meet their needs.

Your role will be to provide targeted intervention for pupils within the secondary base (KS3 & KS4) who may display aggression and exhibit challenging behaviour. These behaviour needs are secondary to the pupils SEN diagnoses of Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), so an understanding of the underlying issues is paramount.  

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, your key duties will include:

  • Establishing supportive relationships with pupils
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with each other in a positive, appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Monitor pupils’ response to learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve intended learning outcomes
  • Providing positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain pupils’ efforts and develop self reliance and self esteem
  • Marking pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher
  • Supporting in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • Providing regular feedback on learning and behaviour to the  teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted
  • Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques (Team Teach) 
  • Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information
  • Providing playground/break time supervision

At Teaching Personnel, we have established a large local and national presence – offering a diverse range of work in a variety of settings. From short term and emergency cover to long term and permanent positions, we are happy to be able to offer you flexibility to suit your lifestyle.

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.

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