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Behaviour Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£10 - 19 per hour


Temporary | Full Time



Behaviour Support Assistant – Tameside

A school in Tameside is seeking are looking for a member of staff to join their behaviour team, the role will consist of being a behaviour support assistant where you will be consistently monitoring and controlling the behaviour in accordance with policies that can be installed by the schools SLT.

This role could be seen as a challenge for some applicants; however, it is an extremely rewarding opportunity working and have a substantial impact on student development. The successful applicant will be working with a wide variety of students that have additional SEN needs, therefore prior experience working with students that have SEN needs.

Applications are welcomed from:

  • Graduates (preferably with SEN experience)
  • Those with experience in a community/youth work setting.
  • Tutors/Mentors.
  • Sports Coaches who have previously worked with large group sizes.

As a Behaviour Support Assistant, the role will involve:

  • Working with students that are disengaged and can’t work within a mainstream secondary classroom - implementing strategic plans to re-engage these students.
  • Monitoring students who are on ‘report’ – having regular daily check ins with these students.
  • Communicating with parents and senior leaders whenever necessary.
  • Identifying students who will require support in order to maintain engagement and ensuring that these pupils are suitably catered for.
  • Working under the guidance of the school SENCO, formulating action plans for individual students.
  • Managing the individual needs of students with SEN, including those who have difficulty behaving in the expected manner.  
  • Having regular meetings with teaching staff based on the pastoral requirements of students.

Given the nature of this position, it is important to note that this role will involve having to deal with adverse and difficult situations. The required individual will be resilient in their approach, and will be able to think on their feet when dealing with tricky scenarios. Being able to quickly develop rapport both with students and with other staff will be essential in making a success of this role.

Regular training will be provided by the school. This opportunity will allow the applicant the chance to work with students from a variety of different backgrounds.

Pay: £325 – £375 per week based on prior experience. The school:

  • Located in Tameside. Applications are especially welcomed from those in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Denton, Hyde, Dukinfield.
  • There are public transport links located close by, as well as motorway links meaning that the school is easily accessible

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. 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.
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