Teaching Assistant in Preston

Lancashire, PR4 Robyn Doolan
Permanent/Full Time £20.00 - £22.00

Posted 2 days ago

Role: Teaching Assistant

Location: Preston

Salary: £21,000 to £23,000 per annum

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Start: September

Are you passionate about education and committed to supporting students to reach their full potential? We are currently working in partnership with an SEN School in Preston where the needs of the children are number one priority. The school are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to become a permanent member of their School team. This is a rewarding opportunity for the right Teacher to really make a difference... Why not let that person be you?

About the school:

The school has small class sizes with no more than 8 pupils in a class and the pupils are provided with two pathways including a GCSE route or functional skills route. Additionally, the School also offer vocational qualifications via the Personal Development Programme. The setting caters for students ages 9-16 who have an EHCP in place, therefore their approach to learning is child centered with a focus on ensuring all students are prepared with a mix of qualifications and life skills. Students in this setting have communication and behavioural challenges associated with Autism.

The school are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is compassionate, hardworking, organised and knowledgeable. The school are looking for an individual who is adaptable and can understand an EHCP and have experience and understanding about SEND. Students in the school finish earlier compared to mainstream, therefore time can be spent completing planning at the end of each school day.

Key requirements for the Teaching Assistant:

- Full UK Driving License and access to own transport is essential

- GCSE in Maths and English, Level 2 or C and above

- Experience with students with SEN and SEMH students

- Understanding of safeguarding policies

Key Responsibilities for the Teaching Assistant:

- Communicate effectively and build rapport with the students to inspire and motivate them

- Planning of learning activities

- Supporting children’s learning and helping with progression

- Support the Teacher with monitoring children’s concentration and concentration levels

- Promote a calming, learning environment

- Support children’s well-being

If you are interested in this Teaching Assistant position, please apply. Alternatively, for an informal chat about the Teaching Assistant position, please contact Robyn Doolan, SEND Recruitment Consultant at our Manchester Office in the City Centre on 07553 130 015.

If shortlisted, Robyn will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process. All successful applicants will be required to attend an interview (online or face-to-face) and to undergo relevant safeguarding checks alongside completion of an application form.

All candidates who register with Simply Education will also have 2 years referencing taken up and will be required to have an obtain a DBS with relevant checks completed. All offers are conditional pending the completion of referencing.


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