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Teaching Assistant (SEN)

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Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with a specialist school in Stanley, Wakefield who are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant on a part time basis. This school is a complex mixed needs special secondary (age range 11 - 19) school situated in Stanley and hosts 144 pupils all of which have a statement of Special Educational Needs.

The school prides themselves in being able to enable their pupils to gain the skills, confidence and opportunities needed to progress to employment, meaningful voluntary opportunities and training. As a Teaching Assistant you will be supporting students with severe or moderate learning disabilities. In addition to this, you will be supported by a team of professionals which include teachers, support staff, family support workers and speech and language therapists.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting with Key Stage 3 Literacy and Numeracy. You will also assist with the teaching of Social Communication, Lego therapy and Swimming Lessons. You will also assist Key Stage 4 pupils work towards a variety of accreditation's including Entry Level, ASDAN and Functional Skills.

You will have:

  • Have a Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification or extensive experience
  • Have a good level of education, GCSEs A*-C (including English and Maths) or equivalent
  • Have excellent levels of communication
  • Are confident and flexible

It is desired the candidate has:

  • An Enhanced Child Only DBS on the Update Service or the ability to apply for one
  • A full, valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Experience managing challenging behaviour
  • Able to travel across Wakefield and surrounding areas
  • Level 2 Safeguarding

As a TA you will be required to:

  • Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on a 1:1 basis or in small groups
  • Make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour

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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