1:1 teaching assistant in leicester

06 March 2019
laura thompson, randstad education
job type
£ 60 - £ 75 per day
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leicester, east midlands
sub specialism
Special Needs Teaching
job type
working hours
£ 60 - £ 75 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
laura thompson, randstad education
0116 254 3113
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job description

Do you have experience of working 1:1 with students who need extra support? Are you able to engage and inspire even the most challenging of students?

A secondary school in Leicester are currently looking to recruit a 1:1 Support Assistant to support a student in KS4. The school are looking to find someone who can work with this vulnerable student within their setting. For this role, you will need to have a good understanding of the KS4 curriculum and be able to support the student with both their learning as well as their social-emotional needs.

Working one-to-one with a vulnerable student can be challenging but very rewarding as you watch your student grow and reach their goals. The successful applicant will have a patient and caring disposition, be resilient and have the ability to build meaningful relationships with students and their staff team.

This is a long term contract starting as soon as possible until the end of the academic year (initially).

The role will include the following:

* Supporting the student to engage in lessons
* Aiding the student's learning by explaining the work and providing guidance where needed
* Motivating and encouraging the student as required by providing individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks
* Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
* Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
* Promoting the acceptance and inclusion of the student, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
* Monitoring the student's response to learning activities and where appropriate, modifying or adapting the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.

The successful candidate:

* Will ideally be Team Teach trained (not essential but desirable)
* Will have experience supporting on a 1:1 basis
* Will be able to identify and de-escalate negative situations as and when they arise
* Will be confident in providing effective assistance
* Will communicate well with parents, teachers and other influences
* Will be able to adapt their learning style to suit the student's needs
* Will demonstrate a creative and engaging learning path for the student


* A competitive rate of pay
* Holidays as per the school
* Work within a supportive and engaging school and team
* A rewarding, yet challenging role
* Access to free CPD and Team Teach training

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, do not hesitate to contact us today!


background in youth work,behaviour management,building relationships,experience in managing challenging behaviour,experience with learning difficulties,mentor experience,resilience


CACHE level 1 or 2,CACHE level 2 or 3,NVQ level 2,NVQ level 3,NVQ level 4