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Teaching Assistant

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In alignment with the release of Catch-up funding by the government to schools in the UK, Teaching Personnel are in search of LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS to work 1:1 and in small groups with children who require additional mentoring. As a learning support assistant, you will be a crucial part of a wider approach to mitigate the implications of lost time in education during the pandemic.

We are looking with individuals with the following skills:

  • Knowledge of attachment disorder and childhood trauma
  • Knowledge of behavioural management techniques and a confident approach to minimising challenging behaviour
  • Knowledge of mental health disorders
  • Experience working in childcare, school or hospital settings

The role will involve:

  • Working 1:1 with students who require additional mentoring
  • Working in small focus groups to support students who are struggling as a result of school closures during the pandemic
  • Communicating with parents, building rapport, and reporting child progress
  • Working alongside the teacher and senior leadership to continually drive school improvement

If you are interested in the role, or would like to find out more, contact Kate in the Sheffield Primary Team on 0114 241 3340, or email

Suitable candidates will be interviewed at the earliest convienience. I look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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