PRU Teaching Assistant

Oldham, Greater Manchester
GWM 00733_1710519153
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £95 per day
  1. Permanent

PRU Teaching Assistant

Oldham, Greater Manchester
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PRU Teaching Assistant needed at a Secondary Pupil Referral Unit in the Failsworth area of Oldham.

*temp to perm or direct to perm - negotiable.

Are you ready to make a real difference to the lives of young people with Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs (SEMH) that often come from vulnerable and challenging backgrounds?

Our client, a secondary PRU for students with SEMH needs, is an established and well respected organisation in the Oldham and north Manchester areas. They look after and educate students with various obstacles to learning so the right person for this role will need to be adaptable, resilient and passionate that all young people should receive the support they need in order to reach their full potential.

Role: PRU Teaching Assistant at Secondary Pupil Referral Unit.
Location: Failsworth, Oldham
Start Date: ASAP.
Contract: Temp to perm for the right person.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:45am-3:30pm.

Pay: Up to £95/day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide small group & 1:1 support to students aged 11-16 with Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs (SEMH) and challenging behaviours.
  • Holistic approach that starts by building strong, honest, transparent and trusting relationships with pupils in order to combat the difficulties they face that include social & emotional needs.
  • Assist in implementing personalised learning plans, tailored to individual students' requirements.
  • Foster a positive, safe and inclusive classroom environment, encouraging students' engagement and emotional well-being.
  • Collaborate closely with teachers, parents, and external professionals to develop effective strategies and interventions.


  • Previous experience supporting children or young adults that display challenging behaviours.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Resilience, patience, and a compassionate approach to supporting vulnerable learners.
  • Candidates with a background as a Teaching Assistant, Pastoral or Behjaviour Support, Residential Support Worker, Mental Health practitioner or Youth Worker will be considered if you have a DBS on the Update Service and professional references from the UK that can evidence your experience with special needs.

Why choose us?

  • 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 online CPD courses, webinars and resources via our partnership with the incredible National College education training provider.
  • Your flexibility matters; we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts and permanent positions available 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.

How to Apply: Take the first step towards improving the life chances of young people in Failsworth, Oldham, through this PRU Teaching Assistant role by submitting your CV to, clicking APPLY above or calling Graham on 0161 674 0138.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be an advocate for students' well-being and growth! Apply now and join our dedicated team at the forefront of educational excellence.

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