Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:10 Jan 2020
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
You will be working in an OFSTED rate Good Secondary School which supports students aged 11-16 years old. As a Pupil referral unit, the school aims to provide intensive and specialised support to address their social and learning needs. This includes pupils who have been excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion, students needing support such as young mothers, students with medical needs or students who have experienced trauma, and disaffected pupils who are no longer motivated to engage in education.

The school takes pride in creating a positive learning environment that re-engages vulnerable pupils who are often at a point of crisis. Providing holistic support that address pupils emotional and social needs is essential and the school is well linked with external agencies. The aim is to ensure pupils can return to mainstream education or be well prepared for next steps after school finishes, having the skills to succeed in adult life.

Offering a varied curriculum, teaching is individualised and adapted to suit the students' needs. Students are given opportunities to complete public examinations as well as work related learning. Students are also supported by a team of therapists and skills coaches who set goals and provide students with strategies, skills development and support to achieve them.

Experience working with young people with challenging behaviour will be vital in this setting. Candidates will need to be resilient and able to support students when they are having good days and when they are having challenging days. The Head teacher is looking for candidates with strong mentoring and communication skills. Candidates with experience of working in PRUs are highly encouraged to apply; we are looking for candidates who can hit the ground running.

The Teaching Assistant would:
*Work in a PRU with Secondary students
*Work alongside mentors, skills coaches, teachers and therapists
*Have experience working as a mentor or coach
*Have experience working with challenging behaviour in school settings
*Believe in the potential of all young people and be passionate about supporting positive change

The school has:
*Been rated OFSTED Good
*Around 70 pupils aged 11-16 years
*Based in West Drayton and affiliated with a large Multi Academy Trust
*On site Therapy programmes and a multidisciplinary team

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

To join us and be successful in this SEN Teaching Assistant role you will need to:
*Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Teaching Assistant in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or jade.george@twrecruitment.com We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
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