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Teaching Assistant Needed - Newport

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A Secondary School in Newport are looking to appoint a Special Needs Assistant on a full time, long term basis, as soon as possible. Interviews are to be held over the next two weeks!

Your role will be to support pupils with additional needs including Autism, Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Moderate Learning Disabilities. You will support pupils to enable access to the curriculum, facilitate independent learning and promote inclusion. As well as supporting access to learning, the Special Needs Assistant role will crucial to pupils achieving greater autonomy, higher academic standards, and greater social awareness.

We require individuals who are flexible, patient and able to remain calm under pressure with pupils who may display challenging behaviour. You will also need to use your initiative, as although working under the guidance of a class teacher, there will be occasions when you will be required to make quick decisions.

As a Special Needs Assistant you will be required to:

  • Attend to the pupils' personal needs
  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes

Teaching Personnel strongly believe in the vital role that school support staff play in education. We understand that you and your peers make a valuable contribution to pupil achievement and attainment within the learning environment on a daily basis. In return for your commitment we will offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay - up to £60per day dependent on experience
  • Access to regular CPD training including Team Teach, Effective Behaviour Management, Autism Awareness, and Moving and Handling
  • Recognition for your hard work - our star candidates are awarded with 'Candidate of the Month' and 'Teaching Assistant of the Year' certificates
  • Candidate Referral Scheme - Recommend a friend and earn £50

Please apply today! Send your CV

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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