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Makaton Assistant

Empowering Learning
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Learning Support Makaton Assistant- uses speech with signs and symbols to help people communicate.

Location: Tameside, Greater Manchester

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £1350-£1600

Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm

We are looking for a qualified SEND teaching assistant for a role within a PRU provision within Tameside, Greater Manchester. You will be working with KS3 children, who are academically working at a KS2 level, with special educational needs. The children have struggles communicating with others.

The ideal candidate is somebody who is willing to make a difference in a child's social, emotional, and mental health progression. Can assess the needs of individual students and maintain appropriate records when required. The learning support assistant will have knowledge of the requirements of delivering education to students with SEND, with the ability to select appropriate resources to create a stimulating learning environment.

The learning support assistant will work in partnership with the teacher with individual pupils and/or with small groups of pupils to assist in the process of, and to promote, teaching and learning. The LSA will cover groups in the absence of the teacher, supervise and provide support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

Essential Qualities

Reliability, enthusiasm, and initiative

Friendly manner towards children and adults


A willingness to learn

Good attendance and punctuality

Experience of working or caring for children of primary age

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing

Ability to judge when advice/assistance is needed to meet pupils/adults needs and to react calmly and quickly in an emergency

An understanding of and a commitment to the need for confidentiality

Ability to use basic technology - computer, photocopier, iPad etc.

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities

Experience in working with children with SEND and SEMH

Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the PRU.

If you believe you are a good match or know anybody who you think would be great for this school, please apply today or contact myself for more information- Grace Edwards
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