Teaching Assistant - Children's SEMH

Veritas Education Recruitment
19 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An independently registered School in Leeds, requires a SEN Teaching Assistant to join their established Education team. Offering a salary of £13,500 p.a - £15,600 p.a, depending on experience.

The School provides a structured and supportive environment in order to meet the personal, academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils at each stage of their schooling. It offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to boys and girls, aged 7– 18 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey, which may have included all manner of set-backs in and outside of education. The successful candidates will have a varied role, which involves supporting the teacher in all aspects to ensure that pupils receive the most effective support. You will be able to demonstrate a practical, hands on approach to supporting teaching and be prepared to go above and beyond.

The role of Teaching Assistant is offered on a full time/ permanent basis, working 40 hours per week (during term time only). We are looking to appoint an individual with experience, or an interest, in working with pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Following a through induction and training programme, your duties will include:

* Providing day to day classroom support to the children, and assisting with pupil behaviour

* Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils

* Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model

* Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher in order to improve professional development

* Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources

Key Skills Required:

* Qualified to Level 2 as a Teaching Assistant (or equivalent) or have relevant experience/interest in working with children within an SEN setting

* Effective communication skills

* Behaviour management

* Team Teach behaviour management training or be willing to obtain it.


* All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy

* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained

* You must have legal right to work in the UK

* You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community

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