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Job description

Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant or currently in a role which involves supporting children or young people? Maybe you are a passionate, supporting individual looking for a new opportunity?

A school rated "Outstandng" is looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their team to support and inspire students to achieve their full potential.

This role will be supporting students aged 11-18 years old with special educational needs (SEND) within a special needs school. The needs of the students include Autism (ASC), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) require assistance to achieve their full potential.

Teaching Assistants provide effective support to children who would otherwise fall behind with their education. The rewards of this role are immeasurable and no price can be put on the joy this role brings.

You will be based within classrooms assisting children in lessons or possibly 1:1 in designated areas supporting with reading, writing and explaining how to apply what they have learnt in lesson. Teaching Assistants assist in the completion of all tasks which are set by the Teacher and explain and support the work in a way that the child can understand. Some students may have difficulties reading or writing, sitting still for long periods of time, understanding how to complete the work set and may need social and emotional support to feel comfortable in a classroom setting.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting students who have break through moments where they excel because of your support, you know they would not have made that progress without you. This feeling is priceless! Knowing students have succeeded because of your support is a wonderful experience!

Qualities of this role include;

  • Timetable of Monday to Friday
  • Hours based from 08:30-15:30
  • Access to Teaching Personnel's CPD courses
  • A dedicated consultant throughout any process, including interviews, trials and daily support
  • Paid through PAYE, so no costs for working with Teaching Personnel

An ideal candidate might have or previously had experience in;

  • Experience working in a school or care setting
  • Experience with persons of 2-19 years of age
  • Valid DBS on the update service (or be willing to apply for one)
  • Own transport or ability to use public transport
  • A passion for learning
  • The ability to inspire
  • A positive attitude
  • Experience working with people with challenging behaviour
  • Personal experience supporting persons with Special Educational Needs is invaluable
  • Sports Coaching, Carer background, Social Working or Performing Arts

Key skills and attributes for this role would include;

  • A Passionate individual
  • SEND experience (Desirable, not essential)
  • Support work experience (Desirable, not essential)
  • Effective communication
  • The ability to inspire and support
  • Patient
  • Empathetic

If this sounds like the role for you, please click apply now!

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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