Secondary Teaching Assistant

Oldham, Greater Manchester
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2023
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £110 per day
  1. Long-term

Secondary Teaching Assistant

Oldham, Greater Manchester

Tradewind are recruiting! Are you a secondary teaching assistant looking for full time work in Oldham?

I am currently recruiting for a dedicated and reliable teaching assistant for a new secondary academy in Oldham.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who has a passion for actively contributing to society, helping to develop tomorrow's adults and supporting them to become confident, respectful, independent and resilient learners who achieve their potential.

This role will suit someone seeking to develop their experience in working with young people and develop an understanding of how to support their learning. It may also suit recent graduates interested in a future career in education or related field, who are keen to learn more about students' complex and additional needs and the best ways to overcome them.

This is a full-time temporary teaching assistant role from as soon as possible with a view becoming a permanent contract.

This role would be suitable for an experienced teaching assistant or a recent graduate of sports science, psychology or English or maths who has ambitions to go into secondary teaching.

The Role

Teaching Assistant supporting teaching and learning in a secondary school.

Five days a week

The role will vary depending on the needs of individual students but will likely include -

  • Supporting teenagers with additional needs such as autism or Asperger's or ASD
  • Supporting teenagers with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Supporting teenagers with mental health needs and anxiety
  • Experience of working with teenagers in a youth work setting or as part of extracurricular activities such as sports clubs or religious groups would be beneficial.
  • A degree in English, Mathematics, Science or Physical Education is desirable but not strictly necessary.

The School

New 11-16 academy in Oldham

State of the art facilities for teaching and learning

Part of a successful multi academy trust supporting primary and secondary schools across England

No current Ofsted report as opened in September 2018

The SEN department supports students with a broad range of additional needs including moderate learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural needs including ASD and mental health and anxiety.

Many students speak English as an additional language

Despite catering to an area of extreme social deprivation and with many students new international arrivals, many students go on to achieve high GCSE results

We welcome applications from graduates with experience of:

  • Working in schools or colleges
  • Sports coaching
  • Youth work
  • Drama Workshop / drama school/ theatre in education
  • Art workshop
  • Teaching children or leading children's clubs in community groups or places of worship
  • Breakfast clubs/ After school club
  • Summer Camps/ PGL
  • Scouts/Guides/Brownies/Cubs
  • Outdoor activities instructor / Duke of Edinburgh/ orienteering with young people

To join us and be successful in this secondary teaching assistant role, you will need to:

  • a minimum of six week's experience of working with teenagers aged 11-16 in the last 3 years supported by references
  • This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
  • Provide a CV with 10 years of employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK
  • Bachelor's degree or teaching assistant qualifications

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent

Access to over 2,500 free training courses, thanks to our new partnership with The National College which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency.

A generous referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a reward

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement

A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

Our payroll team are onsite in London. Not offshore, not through a third party. We don't leave candidate service or pay to chance.

Holiday pay - You choose if you want to be paid inclusive of holiday pay or bank this to claim in the school holidays.

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To be considered for this Secondary Teaching Assistant position, or to hear more about other roles for this academic year call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

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