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Behaviour Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£1.3k - 1.5k per month


Permanent | Full Time



About us

Teaching Personnel are temporary and permanent specialist school support staff recruiters.

Job Description

SEN Teaching Assistant

Main Purpose of the Job:

To support access to learning and provide general support for the school in the management of pupils and resources, as directed by senior staff.

Main Duties

Support for pupils
• To work with small groups of children under the supervision of the teacher including the implementation of ILPs
• Give regular feedback on children’s progress to the class teacher and file records
• Attend to children’s personal needs, including pastoral, social, health, physical hygiene, minor first aid and welfare matters
• Establish good relationships with pupils, taking on role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

Support for Teachers
• To assist the teacher to ensure a safe classroom and outdoor environment, checking materials and personal equipment for defects and implement risk assessments carried out by the teacher according to school guidelines. This will include cleaning equipment used by pupils and ensuring its accessibility.
• To work closely under the guidance of the teacher as required, with therapists, medical staff, and other personnel working with pupils, so that their advice and practice are integrated in to ILPs.
• Provide curricular clerical/admin support, eg. photocopying, making lists, collection of monies.
• Prepare the classroom for lessons, including display work under the direction of the teacher

For this job we are looking for:

  • Experience of working with children/young people with behavioural difficulties and those with communication, severe, profound or complex learning difficulties where appropriate.
  • Numeracy/literacy skills
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • An understanding of the role of the Teaching Assistant and other professionals working in the classroom
  • Ability to use relevant technology eg photocopier
  • Understanding of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Willingness to undertake first aid training as appropriate
  • Personal Style and Behaviour
  • Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public, pupils and colleagues at work.
  • Self motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards.
  • The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new school challenges.
  • Personal commitment to ensure support is equally accessible and appropriate to the diverse needs of the pupils.
  • Personal commitment to continuous self-development.
  • Personal Commitment to continuous school improvement.

The job is to start ASAP so please apply if interested

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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