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Teaching Assistant

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Experienced SEN Teaching Assistant required for Specialist School in central Leeds

  • Experienced Teaching or Learning Support Assistant
  • Experience supporting pupils with additional needs
  • Team Teach or relevant training highly desirable

We are currently seeking an experienced teaching assistant to join an increasingly growing team of passionate educators in a specialist school in central Leeds. Ideally you will have previous experience working with pupils with Special Educational Needs including Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

This is a full time role (5 days a week during term time), commencing September 2020 and will be required on a temporary basis until April 2021. There may be an opportunity to apply for a permanent role following this period.

Particular personal or professional experience of supporting individuals with ASC and SLCN is essential, such as an understanding of the complexities related to these conditions. The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of teaching and behaviour de-escalation strategies.

A Team-Teach qualification or relevant qualification (e.g. MAPA) would be highly desirable but not essential. Teaching Personnel also offer a range of CPD courses including Team-Teach as part of our ‘CPD Academy’, which also includes opportunities to receive training in partnership with Leeds Trinity University and Best Practice Network.

We are seeking candidates who are passionate and inspiring individuals who will be committed to motivating pupils with additional needs to access the curriculum. An understanding and flexible nature is essential, and the school is particularly keen to meet with candidates who are proactive, empathetic, engaging and creative; you will use your personality to engage with these students. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your skills into practice and showcase your ability to positively encourage all pupils to overcome barriers to learning which will be extremely rewarding.

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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