Teaching Assistant in Wigan

Greater Manchester, WN1 Robyn Doolan
Permanent/Full Time £17.00 - £19.00

Posted 2 months ago

Role: Teaching Assistant

Start: March - Permanent role with 6 week probationary period

Location: Wigan

Salary: £18,000 to £19,300 per annum

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

Are you passionate about education and committed to supporting students to reach their full potential? We are currently working in partnership with a small SEMH School in Wigan. They are seeking a Teaching Assistant for a full time position starting in March on a temp to perm basis. This is a rewarding opportunity for individuals to take on a new role and suitable for any candidates currently teaching in mainstream to make the transition into something new.

About the school:

The setting caters for children ages 11-16 with additional needs. The school has great facilities for vocational studies and great calming spaces for young people to relax and unwind in. The School is dedicated to developing students social and emotional development as well as their academic achievement. The school curriculum is well matched to pupils’ needs and the children have a range of special educational needs and emotional trauma.

The role:

We are looking for a nurturing Teaching Assistant to join their already established team supporting young people with additional needs. Due to the nature of the role the school is ideally looking for a Teaching Assistant OR individuals that have relevant experience working with pupils in a School, Youth Centre, Residential care setting or similar role. Each day will be different from the last therefore being adaptable is very important.

Key responsibilities:

- Building nurturing and meaningful relationships with pupils with SEND

- Experience and a good understanding of behaviour management and how to implement this into your practice

- Understand the different requirements of individual SEN and adapt accordingly


- Experience working with young people

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with students, colleagues, and parents effectively.

- Additional skills such as Sport, Music and Art are a bonus

Advantages of working in an SEMH environment:

- Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

- Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students

- Flexibility within the curriculum meaning you can be creative with your approach

- Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential.

If you are a passionate and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who is committed to supporting students who have become disconnected with their learning, please apply today.

If you are interested in this Teaching Assistant position, please click 'apply now' and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Alternatively, for an informal chat about the role please contact Robyn Doolan, SEND Recruitment Consultant at our Manchester office on 0161 388 1676 or email Robyn@simplyeducation.co.uk


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