Behaviour Support Assistant

Nailsea, Somerset

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Date Posted: 18 Jun 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Long-term (Temporary)

Behaviour Support Assistant

Nailsea, Somerset

Join Tradewind Education Agency as a Behaviour Support Assistant in Nailsea Primary School

Are you an experienced teaching assistant with a passion for making a difference in the lives of students? Tradewind Education Agency is seeking a dedicated and resilient Behaviour Support Assistant to join our team at one of our primary schools in Nailsea. This is a full-time position starting from September.

About Us:

Tradewind Education Agency is a leading education agency committed to providing high-quality support to schools and educational institutions. We pride ourselves on connecting talented professionals with rewarding roles in the education sector. Joining us means becoming part of a dynamic community focused on making a positive impact on the lives of students.

The Role:

As a Behaviour Support Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting students with challenging behaviour across the school. Your resilient nature, good sense of humour, and ability to build strong relationships will contribute to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment. This full-time position requires your availability from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.


  • Provide individualised support to students displaying challenging behaviour, helping them manage their emotions and make positive choices.
  • Implement behaviour management strategies outlined by the school, utilising positive reinforcement techniques, and promoting self-regulation skills.
  • Build strong relationships with students based on trust, respect, and understanding, supporting their academic and emotional development.
  • Collaborate closely with teachers and school staff to develop and implement behaviour support plans, providing feedback on the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Handle challenging situations and use appropriate de-escalation techniques to manage disruptive behaviour when necessary.


  • Proven experience dealing with challenging behaviour in a school setting.
  • Resilience and a good-humoured nature to navigate the demands of supporting students with challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to build strong and positive relationships with students, fostering trust and engagement.
  • Availability for full-time work from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Relevant qualifications and certifications are desirable but not essential.

Why Tradewind

  • Your income matters: we will always seek to get you the highest rate of pay and will provide you with the best possible advice
  • Your development matters: we offer our people free access to over 2,500 CPD courses, webinars, and resources via the incredible National College
  • Your flexibility matters: we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts, and permanent positions all available, all local to you
  • Your wellbeing matters: we put people at the heart of everything we do and are proudly a Sunday Times Top 100 employer for 4 years running
  • We pride ourselves on our exceptional service to our candidates and are proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Teaching Assistant in North Somerset. Or for more information about the role, contact Hettie Irving on 0117 301 7578/ #BRITEACH

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