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Teaching Assistant

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Are you a graduate seeking paid experience within a secondary school before completing your PGCE application? Or, are you an experienced Teaching Assistant looking to work in a welcoming and supportive school in Plymouth?

A school on the outskirts of Plymouth requires a ‘future teacher’ or an experienced Teaching Assistant to support a student with challenging behaviour on a full time basis from September. This student is transitioning into key stage 4 and needs 1:1 support in the classroom. This role is temporary to start off with however there may be potential for a permanent contract in the schools Learning Support Centre for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Recent experience supporting and working with children and young adults with special educational needs. This can be from a care or educational background. If applying as a graduate, you must be passionate about gaining experience in education.
  • A nurturing and patient approach to learning and understanding.
  • Have a strong academic background. Grades A – C in Maths and English GCSE
  • A DBS on the update service on be willing to get one through Teaching Personnel – details below

Teaching Personnel offer competitive rates, WEEKLY PAY and do not use Umbrella companies to process your payment. Earn between GBP300 - GBP325 per week.

We can offer you:

  • Choice and Variety - giving you a range of roles and job opportunities to choose from
  • Teaching Personnel's CPD Academy - Your Continuous Professional Development
  • Pay - Weekly pay based on your skills, experience, flexibility and availability
  • myTP - Digital services that make your work admin and communication simple
  • Safe Working Practice - ensuring your reputation is protected
  • Excellence in Education Awards - recognising the positive impact you deliver in schools
  • TP Tokens - supporting national children and education charities through your direction

In order to work for Teaching Personnel and clear our vetting process, you must have a Child Workforce DBS subscribed to the Update Service. Full assistance will be provided should you need to apply for a new check, at a standard cost of GBP40, plus an annual subscription fee of GBP13 for the Update Service.

If this is not the role for you but you would be interested in something similar, then we have many other roles currently available and upcoming so do still get in touch

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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