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PRU Teaching Assistant

PRU Teaching Assistant

  • Location

    Southwark, London

  • Sector:

    Special Education Needs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £80 - £90 per day

  • Contact:

    Carly Walters

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    Long term

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  • Startdate:

    September 2022

Are you a confident, patient, empathetic & resilient person with a natural ability to engage with teenagers from vulnerable backgrounds?

If so, then this role is for you!

Remedy Education are recruiting for a PRUTeaching Assistant on a full time & long term basis at a secondary Pupil Referral Unit, PRU, in Southwark. Starting in September 2022, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm each day.

The role:

  • PRU Teaching Assistant providing academic, emotional, behavioural & pastoral support to students in small groups or at times 1:1.
  • Monitor behaviour and use preventative methods to keep students' focused.
  • Deal with challenging situations calmly, resolutely & by using de-escalation strategies.
  • Aid with learning by helping student's to understand & follow instruction of the class teacher & breaking work down in to bitesize chunks.
  • Provide a listening ear and act as a positive role model.
  • Contribute to a safe, fun, engaging & inclusive school environment.
  • Offer motivation, positivity & encouragement to your students.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to build close, meaningful & impactful relationships with young people that are struggling to access education, enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • Although challenging, it can be incredibly rewarding & offer you the ability earn a higher rate of pay in alternative education settings like this than in mainstream school!

The school:

  • Caters for children aged 11-16 with Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs, SEMH.
  • All children are not able to access mainstream education due to their SEMH needs & challenging behaviours.
  • Team work closely together to understand, support & manage their students.
  • Busy setting that requires staff to be energetic & resilient and able to persevere through obstacles & challenges in order to help your students achieve.
  • CPD opportunities through the school to help you in your role.
  • Rated good by Ofsted.

To apply for this PRU Teaching Assistant role, you will need to:

  • Have an enhanced DBS Disclosure (or be happy to apply for a new one), Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

Apply for this PRU Teaching Assistant role in Manchester today by calling Carly Walters at Remedy Education.