Permanent Teaching Assistant in Chadderton: September Start

Greater Manchester, OL9 Robyn Doolan
Permanent/Full Time £16.00 - £18.00

Posted 1 month ago

Role: Permanent SEMH Teaching Assistant

Start: September - Permanent role

Location: Chadderton

Salary: £16,000 to £18,000 per annum

Hours: Full time – Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4pm

Are you passionate about education and committed to supporting students to reach their full potential? We are currently working in partnership with an independent provision in Chadderton. The school are seeking a permanent Teaching Assistant to join their team from September. This is a rewarding opportunity for the right Teaching Assistant to really make a difference... Why not let that person be you?

About the school:

Simply Education is currently working in partnership with an independent SEMH provision based in Chadderton. This provision provides bespoke learning opportunities for young people aged 11-16 with additional needs. The school focuses on changing students’ mindset and giving their students all the tools to be successful in their future.

This brand new school has incredible resources available for pupils and supports those who have previously experienced trauma or had a bad experience of school and is dedicated to developing students social and emotional development as well as their academic achievement. The school understands that the conventional classroom environment is not in the best interests of the students therefore there is a huge emphasis on vocational and hands on learning opportunities.

The school is currently looking for an open minded individual to join their already established team. The successful teaching assistant must have strong behaviour management skills and an understanding of supporting students who have SEMH needs. The successful teaching assistant must have a fun and engaging approach and be able to build rapport and purposeful relationships with students and staff. Due to the nature of the role the school is ideally looking for somebody who has previously worked as a teaching assistant or have relevant experience working with vulnerable children in an established setting.

The ideal Teaching Assistant will engage well with the pupils and have strong skills in de-escalation and supporting challenging behaviour. Students in this provision need to feel encouraged and supported when facing challenges in their learning so the right candidate must be a real advocate for supporting students to reach their full potential. As a Teaching Assistant, you will be calm and nurturing in your approach with the ability to build great relationships with pupils. Each day will be different from the last therefore being adaptable is very important.


- GCSE in Maths and English graded C and above

- A good understanding of behaviour management and how to implement this into your practice.

- Experience working with students with additional needs.

Key responsibilities:

- Building nurturing relationships with pupils with SEND or SEMH

- Working on a 1:1 basis or small group to support pupils

- Ability to adapt and be versatile within your role

- Manage challenging behaviour by building a bond with students and knowing their triggers.

- Help prepare and set up lessons that are engaging and focus on a child centred approach.

- Supporting with individualized student programs.

- Communicating with teachers and support staff

To apply for this exciting Teaching Assistant opportunity please click apply now with your CV or contact Robyn Doolan, SEND Consultant at our Manchester office for an informal chat about the role on 07553 130 015 or email

If this job is not what you are searching for, but you are however looking to work in education, please contact the Manchester office on 0161 388 1676 for a friendly chat with one of our consultants about alternative roles.


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