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Trainee Teaching Assistant - Secondary School

Teaching Personnel
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Full Time
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Are you considering a career in teaching?

Would you like to gain experience in an exciting and rewarding role?

Do you need school experience before going on to a PGCE in 2023?

Teaching Personnel are working with a large and diverse Secondary school in Cardiff and are currently recruiting for a Trainee Teaching Assistant to join their Learning Support team.

This job is to begin after May half term (June 6th) and will be carrying on into the new academic year with the opportunity to move across to a school contract at Christmas.

Hours: 08.15am - 3.15pm
Salary: £330 - £375 weekly pay
As a Trainee Teaching Assistant, you will be working as part of a team of Teaching Assistants to support pupils with Additional Learning Needs. The support you offer will be both on a one-to-one basis and within small groups in the schools specialist ALN department.

The school have specified that the right person for this role will be calm, patient, empathetic and nurturing. You will be able to build good relationships quickly as having a good level of trust early with the pupils you are supporting is very important. Building these relationships is key so that they know they can look to you for guidance and support.

This role is perfect for anyone considering a career in teaching and would like to gain some paid, hands on, classroom experience prior to applying for their PGCE or to confirm that a career in Education is for you.

Key Responsibilities:

Supporting 1 pupil or a small group of pupils with additional learning needs
Work closely with the schools learning support team to report on pupil progress and identify any key opportunities the pupil may need support with
Ensuring safeguarding is kept to a high standard throughout the day
As a Trainee Teaching Assistant, you will receive a Level 2 Child Safeguarding qualification before you start, and many more CPD opportunities once in the school! There are many courses available including: Team Teach behaviour management course, Autism Awareness, An Introduction to the Thrive Approach and The Complete SEND Diploma.

The school you will be joining is a based in Cardiff (CF14) although we do have opportunities in other Cardiff schools, so please get in touch to find out about other vacant positions we are working on.


Enhanced DBS and Education Workforce Council (EWC) registration - Teaching Personnel can assist you with applying for these
Minimum qualifications required: A*-C in GCSE Maths and English
If no previous experience working with children, you must be able to display transferable skills from personal or professional experiences

If this sounds like the ideal role for you then please send across your most up to date CV via the link.

Initial Interviews will be held over TEAMS/Zoom and a school trial/shadow day will be arranged for those successful.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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