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Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for work in Newport?

Or perhaps you a passionate graduate hoping to embark on a career in Secondary teaching?

Do you have an interest in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs?

Then this role as a Teaching Assistant in a Secondary school could be perfect for you!

Teaching Personnel is seeking a Teaching Assistant to work with Secondary school pupils at a school in Newport. 

This is a full time role and will be for the rest of the academic year.  There will also be an opportunity to join the school on a contract pending a review in July 2021.

About the Role:

  • Full time role (Monday-Friday: 8.30am - 3.30am)
  • Secondary school in Newport
  • Start date 18th January
  • Paid GBP60 - GBP65 per day, term time only
  • Opportunity to work alongside experienced and hard-working ALN (Additional Learning Needs) department
  • Short-listing for role now – Apply ASAP!

With yet more recent school closures and disruption for students, this Secondary school in Newport is seeking a Teaching Assistant to join the school on a full time basis to help re-engage learners back into school upon their return. You may also be required to offer support for the vulnerable and key worker students in the Hub school during the closures.

The successful applicant will be mostly working within the school's provision to support students with additional learning needs, but there will be times where you will be providing in class support in other departments of the school too. Working as a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting pupils both on a 1:1 basis and and through small group sessions. You will also be expected to follow individual education plans for students and set clear and appropriate targets for their progress. 

You will be fully supported by the ALNCO and other teaching assistants in the department.  You will also be able to complete CPD training to further develop your skills.

The school you will be joining is a large secondary school, based in Newport, and located just off the M4 so very accessible if commuting from other areas outside of Newport.

The school has a high percentage of students with additional learning needs and is above the national average, so the school is seeking a Teaching Assistant with experience supporting individuals with additional learning needs, or a keen interest in learning more about how to.

Sporting facilities at this school are excellent.  The school has a large Sports Hall and a purpose built football facility, managed by Gol, Wales largest 5-a-side and 7-a-side football provider.  This role would be fantastic for any Sport's graduates that were seeking a role within a school that also allowed them to use their sporting skills as the school has the facilities to help learning through sport.


  • DBS on the update service - Teaching Personnel can help you apply for this if needed
  • EWC registered
  • You must be able to provide two references when asked.
  • Previous experience supporting children or vulnerable individuals in some capacity (professional or personal)

Benefits of working with Teaching Personnel:

  • Teaching Personnel are a Welsh Government Approved Agency in Wales
  • Wales Framework pay rate
  • You will have your own specialist consultant who will support you at all times and is dedicated to finding you work
  • A recommend a friend scheme - GBP50 referral bonus for every friend you introduce to Teaching Personnel
  • All of our staff are paid on a PAYE basis with NO umbrella fees!
  • Access to our CPD academy to allow you to continue to develop your skills.

What our staff say about working with Teaching Personnel Wales:

"Teaching Personnel is a really great agency to work for. They listen to what you want to get from the experience of working in a school and match you to the right set up. The communication is fantastic with frequent check in phone calls to see how you're getting on. Couldn't recommend them enough"

"An absolutely fantastic company to work for. Communication is clear and professional, their app has great features to keep you on track with everything. The staff themselves truly care about their employees and consider carefully placements etc, they're always on hand to help and are truly understanding and super supportive."



If you are seeking a role and would be interested in hearing more about this position please apply with your CV or email


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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. 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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