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Experienced Teaching Assistant’s required in Durham

Are you an experienced Teaching or Learning Support Assistant looking for a new role? Do you have experience working with SEND pupils?

Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside one of our partner schools in Durham who are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant as part of their team of support staff from November 2019. You will be working in a rewarding and supportive SEND department and will be tasked to work with specific pupils across KS3 – KS4 within mainstream lessons.

  • Full time Learning Support Assistant required from November 2019
  • SEMH experience required - working with pupils with social and emotional difficulties, experience with behaviour is desired
  • Fixed term contract for the duration of the academic year
  • Ofsted 'Good' graded secondary school located in Durham

As a Teaching Assistant at our partner school, the successful candidate will:

  • Supervise and support pupils to undertake agreed learning activities / programmes linked to local and national curriculum and learning.
  • Adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs, including for those with special educational needs.
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school behaviour policies.
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching and learning materials and resources.
  • Provide detailed feedback to teachers on pupils' achievement, progress, problems etc. as requested.

This school is a larger than average 11-16 mixed comprehensive (1000 on roll), serving a diverse catchment area in Central Durham. The school have made dramatic progress in recent years following a re-structuring of the senior leadership team.

In a recent Ofsted inspection pupil behaviour was judged as 'Good' whereby pupils engage well within lessons and are keen to learn.

If you would like to apply for this post as a Teaching Assistant, please apply via the link below or send an updated CV to the Tyne and Wear Secondary Branch directly, alternatively call on the number provided for further information.

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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