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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

  • Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role in the Rhondda?
  • Do you thrive when helping those in need?
  • Are you quick to think on your feet and work as part of a team?
  • Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child?

We are working with one of our partnership schools in Torfaen to find a proactive and adaptable teaching assistant to work with pupils with additional learning needs.

The school is a recent amalgamation of a primary and secondary school. As this only happened this past year, the disruption impacted greatly on behaviour and pupil attainment for the first few months.

As the school is a 3-16 campus, the successful candidate will be comfortable working with reception, primary and secondary aged pupils and tailor their strategies and support towards the individual child. The role is expected to eventually become a 1:1 mentor position after half term, but in the initial instance, the school are looking to see where you best fit and are most comfortable. Some of the pupils you will be supporting will have a range of complex needs ranging from autism, ADHD, behaviour issues and illiteracy. Other needs include visual and hearing impairment and cerebral palsy. If you have any experience with any of these then the school would be very interested in hearing about you.

The role is full time and begins ASAP. The school are looking for the ideal candidate to interview over the next week

  • ASAP
  • Full time role for full year
  • Support a range of pupils with ALN
  • Torfaen

Previously, applicants who have come from a coaching or care background have worked well in the school but recent graduates looking to gain vital experience before a PGCE are desirable.

As the schools partnership agency, there is a wide range of support and benefits we can offer you during your recruitment process and introduction into the school.

  • Great rates of pay £285-£325 a week
  • Development opportunities and CPD courses
  • Introductory trial days into the school
  • A designated consultant to assist in your application and vetting process
  • Help transitioning onto a permanent school contract after probationary period

If this sounds like an area where you can excel, please contact the Newport Branch - Lewis Ellis on 01633 415311 or email

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.

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