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Teaching Assistant, Key Stage 3 & 4, Wigan

  • Location: Wigan
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £66 - £85 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

A wonderful primary school in Wigan has just started working with New Directions!

This amazing school are currently looking for Teaching Assistants to work within their friendly team. The school has a great reputation and puts a warm community feel at the heart of its values. Staff are always happy to help and are very approachable.

Students are encouraged to develop their learning through a hands-on approach. The support that the staff in this school gives to the children, allows its students to achieve their maximum potential and gives them a smooth transition from primary to secondary school.

Your role as a Teaching Assistant may involve working on a 1:1 basis or supporting small groups of children with their learning. You will also help the teacher with any jobs they may need assistance with, such as setting up the classroom for the next lesson.

This is a great opportunity to work within a lovely school, so get in touch to hear more info!

As a leading agency in supply, New Directions has a long history of helping passionate and enthusiastic professionals within the education sector into amazing schools.

Job Specification

Teaching, Learning or Classroom Assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting Teaching Assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

We’ll also consider experienced Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in additional learning needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities (PD).

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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