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Teaching Assistant - Pupil Referral Unit - Knotty Ash

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are currently working with a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) based in Knotty Ash. They are looking for a Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. The role runs on a full-time basis until July 2019 and could become permanent for the right candidate.

The school caters for secondary aged students with challenging behaviour, SEMH and autism. It is vital to the school that a positive learning environment is created, where both the students and the staff enjoy learning and where there are opportunities for pupils to progress into college or further work-related learning.

The position is:

  • Full time - (Part time roles are also available
  • Long term - starting immediately on an ongoing basis/ The school also require people on a day to day basis
  • To support pupils of Secondary age groups with challenging behaviour

Key skills and experience needed:

  • Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units is beneficial but not essential
  • Previous support work within a school or other child related experience
  • Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour
  • One to one and small group work
  • Professional manner
  • Enthusiastic and friendly, yet firm approach
  • A positive, confident personality is the most important requirement for the role

A Team Teach qualification (or equivalent) will be beneficial, however this is not essential. Pupils in the school have often experienced traumatic personal lives which has disrupted their education. It is therefore very important that applicants are patient, resilient and passionate about ensuring pupils receive an outstanding education.

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