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Secondary School Teaching Assistant (SEND)

Salary: £65.00 - £77.00 per day
Location: Blackburn
Company: Hays
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Secondary School in Blackburn seeking a Teaching Assistant to work full-time for the current academic year.

Your new company

Hays are recruiting on behalf of a Secondary School in Blackburn who are seeking a Teaching Assistant for the remainder of the academic year (12 month contract). The school itself if OFTSED outstanding and widely regarded as one of the best secondary schools in Lancashire. Behaviour within the school is excellent, and grades have been consistently good, making this an excellent opportunity to work for a highly prestigious school.

The senior leadership team is established and supportive; The Headteacher will assign the successful applicant a mentor (usually a senior teacher) who will guide you through the challenges of the role and aid in your progression.

Your new role

In your new role as a Teaching Assistant, you will offer support to lower ability and SEND registered pupils from year 7 to year 9 (KS3). This will involve 1:1 responsibilities and intervention sessions, where you will take a small group of students out of the class and support them with core subjects like Mathematics, English and Science. Other responsibilities will include helping class teachers with lesson planning (around the needs of students) and classroom preparation.

This role will be a long-term contract until the end of the academic year, working through Hays. Hays are the schools official recruitment partner, so it is essential you register with Hays to secure the role. Upon application, a Hays specialist recruitment consultant will be in touch to guide you through the registration process. We work with 80% of the secondary schools in East Lancashire and have a variety of roles available.

What you'll need to succeed

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 4 weeks experience working with children in the past 5 years. Previous work as a Teaching Assistant would be beneficial, but isn't essential as the school values attitude and passion over experience. The perfect candidate would be somebody who has a can-do attitude, with a passion for working in an education setting.

This role is perfect for building experience in the education sector, for those looking to go into teaching or a similar field.

What you'll get in return

In return, you will receive an excellent rate of pay (up to £77 per hour DOE). As a Hays Teaching Assistant, you will also gain access to our extensive eLearning library, where you can complete courses in safeguarding, child protection, prevent, FGM and similar.

Upon application, a Hays education consultant will be in touch. The consultant can offer you a confidential careers discussion and put you forward for suitable roles.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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