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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

30 hours per week 

Leyland secondary school 

from GBP10.20 per hour

September 2021 start date - 1 year contract


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant with the ability to support students across the curriculum on a fixed term contract. You should enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with teaching staff to support pupils, individually or in small groups. Previous experience of working with young people is desirable as is an interest in supporting students who have learning and behavioural needs. The role is an exciting chance to play a pivotal role in a supportive and friendly team and is also a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary teaching.

You should have:

  • Basic language, literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Be educated to a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) level.
  • Good communication skills and a commitment to equal opportunities.


  • To participate in the planning of a range of activities for an individual or group of pupils.
  • To assist in preparation and adaptation of teaching materials, equipment etc which facilitates the pupils’ access to the curriculum.
  • To work with pupils either 1:1 or in small groups as directed by the Curriculum Leader and/or Class Teacher.
  • To assist with procedures for the monitoring, assessment and recording of the pupils’ progress.
  • To create and implement resources across the curriculum. 
  • Assist the teacher and work as directed in preparing the classroom and resources for planned work to take place.
  • To work with teachers to identify and respond appropriately to pupil’s individual needs, assisting pupils in areas of specific difficulty.
  • To assist the teacher in setting appropriate learning and behaviour expectations of pupils and supporting pupils appropriately to achieve these.
  • To help promote and reinforce pupils’ self-esteem, encouraging inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.
  • Have a flexible and proactive approach to ensure the needs of the children are being met with the support of the team.
  • To work collaboratively with other Teaching Assistants; sharing resources, planning and pupil strategies.
  • To participate in relevant staff development activities.
  • To support designated pupils during exams as a reader/scribe.

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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