New Direction Education are currently looking to build up a pool of experienced Teaching Assistants, to cover supply requirements in various secondary schools across the Runcorn area.
Teaching Assistants will need to have relevant experience and be confident to work with pupils with Additional Learning Needs, specifically Emotional & Behavioural.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong ability to use your own initiative, build good relationships with students and establish positive behaviour for learning.
In addition you must be flexible to each individual, considering their learning abilities and requirements, and have strong classroom control as well as good behaviour management skills.
Teaching Assistants will need to be consistent in your approach, flexible and approachable as working within this remit can differ from booking to booking.
These positions are to cover day-to-day supply and longer term on-going sickness.
The job of a teaching or classroom assistant is a now vital resource for the teacher where the position in heavily relied upon in the classroom. Further evidencing the importance of this role within schools is the rapid growth in numbers employed across the UK. Numbers employed have risen from 61,000 a decade ago 213,900 in 2011.
Teaching Assistant Qualifications
New Directions Education are specialists in recruiting Teaching Assistant (TA) jobs who are qualified to the below:
NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant;
NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant;
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA);
CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education;
BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).
We will also consider experienced learning support assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.
Jobs in Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as below:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI);
Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD);
Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD);
Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD);
Severe Learning Difficulties.
As well as working with students who have Physical Disabilities (PD).
Duties of a Teaching Assistant
Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head Teacher,ALNCO and Class Teachers;
Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress;
Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities;
Assist class teachers with maintaining student records;
Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
What can you expect from New Directions Education?
A dedicated account manager;
Regular and varied teaching supply work;
Competitive pay rates;
Potential long-term teaching roles;
Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
Network of branches across the UK;
Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.