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Teaching Assistant - Sports Graduate Role

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  • Are you a recent or upcoming Sports Graduate who is energetic, passionate and looking for experience within a school setting?
  • Are you finishing your degree and starting to think about your PGCE in 2020?
  • Would you like the experience to set you up for success or to enhance your application?

We currently have a number of vacancies where school have asked specifically for Sporty & engaging Teaching Assistants.

The school has specified for Sports coaches/graduates ideally as they have really seen an uplift in the way these staff members engage with disengaged pupils. It is also an advantage that the successful individuals can also support with extra curricular sporting activities. The candidates will be supporting on a 1:1 basis with young people with behavioural difficulties. The varying needs of the pupils include ADHD and Social & Emotional Mental Health. The challenges with education and other pupils in social situations mean you will act as a support function and role model to these young males.

The school have expressed that these roles in the past have had particular success with sports graduates due to the nature of the transferable skills. As a Sports Coach you will need to be able to think on your feet and deal with multiple situations as they may arise & the same thing applies in a classroom environment. The ability to be able to spread your attention to the class whilst also focusing on your own 1:1 pupils is a skills that is transferable from a Coaching setting and work particularly well within the schools behaviour base.

As a passionate sports person you will also have the opportunity to gain an introduction to the PE department and have the options of leading your own sports clubs/teams within the school if this is something that would interest you.

Teaching Personnel are looking to meet with individuals that have a proactive outlook on education and the benefits of supporting people around them.

For the right candidate Teaching Personnel can offer you;

Excellent Rates of Pay, Up to £60per day with no agency fees

Career Progression and Development

A Dedicated team of recruiters to support your application process

Introductory Trial days into the school

Excellent experience if you want to become a teacher

The possibilities to Coach your own schools sports teams

£50 refer a friend bonus - unlimited referrals

As the school are looking to move fast on these positions in order to get the right candidates in place in the lead up to the new academic year in September please send across a CV through the link provided and you will be contacted by one of our supportive Secondary Team to discuss your registration further.

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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