Teaching Assistant job

Teaching Assistants
Nursery and Primary school

Sussex Teachers are recruiting for teaching assistants to work at a central Brighton primary school. This a part-time role for 3 weeks, to begin as soon as possible working with KS2 children within a specialist Speech and Language unit.

You will be working in a large and primary school, with a specialist speech and language unit that caters to students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. The centre provides specialist, intensive and collaborative speech and language teaching and therapy. Students in the unit have full access to the range of social, recreational and extra-curricular activities and facilities offered by the school. Pupils’ emotional, social and behavioural development is enhanced by peer group interaction in mainstream classes.  Each pupil is provided with experience of carefully planned and monitored inclusion into a host mainstream class.  There is a whole school commitment to Makaton signing and Cued Articulation.

You will be working in a combination of the specialist unit and the mainstream classrooms, ensuring that your pupils are engaged in their learning and give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts. It will be important to establish a strong, supportive relationships with your pupils, whilst also assisting them in developing their relationships and social skills with their fellow students. You will monitor your pupil’s response to the learning activities and may need to adapt the activities (as agreed with the teacher) to make learning accessible and achieve the appropriate outcomes.

We are looking for someone with experience supporting learners with SEN, whether as Class Teaching Assistant or an Individual Needs Assistant. Ideally you will have experience of Makaton signing and Cued Articulation. You must have a minimum of 3 months recent experience working in schools and be able to evidence this through Good references. You must be available Monday – Friday, to begin work at 8.40 am until 1.15pm. This includes break and lunch duties, though you will get a 30-minute break during this time. You will be paid a competitive hourly rate and once registered with Sussex Teachers will have exclusive access to TA and INA roles at our partnership schools. We work closely with schools across Sussex to find education staff for both temporary and part time roles and will work on your behalf to find roles that suit you and your career. When this assignment is completed you will benefit from working with a specialist education consultant who can assist you in finding future roles.

If you would like to find out more information about this role, please apply now with either a CV or Job application form. If this position isn’t quite right for you, but you would like to register your interest in daily or long-term supply roles get in touch now to receive updates about our current teaching positions.


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