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Teaching Assistant in Blandford Forum

Teaching Personnel is the UK’s leading education recruitment agency. We are currently seeking a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant to work at one of our local school’s in Blandford Forum.

The school is a 38-52 weeks school and home for children and young people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Located in the glorious Dorset countryside with 28 acres of land for play and relaxation, the school boasts of many facilities such as a theatre, sports hall, indoor and outdoor riding areas, climbing wall, multiple safe play areas and a swimming pool. Children and young people have full access to the National Curriculum with teaching appropriately differentiated to meet their needs. In addition, the school draws upon a proven programme of specialist education and 24 hour care with a wide range of clinical and therapeutic inputs.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be working within the class to support the class teacher with their lessons, you will be working alongside a team of support staff in class, and you will be working on a 1-1 basis with SEN students.

The successful candidate must:

  • be nurturing and enthusiastic
  • be enthusiastic and positive
  • be resilient
  • be confident working with SEN children

To be successful in this role it is desirable if you:

  • have experience working within a school setting 
  • have experience working with children and/or adults with learning difficulties including ADHD, SEMH and ASC.
  • have a good understanding of Special Educational Needs, or a willingness to learn
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant in a special needs school
  • Have the ability to engage pupils in their learning and support them in their social, emotional and personal wellbeing

Working as a Teaching Assistant for Teaching Personnel offers the following benefits:

  • Specialist Recruitment Consultant dedicated to finding you work
  • Flexible work in schools local to you
  • Access to our CPD Academy
  • Pension Scheme
  • Weekly Pay (GBP9.50 an hour)
  • Refer a Friend Scheme

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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