Teaching Assistant

Posted 17 May by Tradewind Recruitment
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Tradewind are recruiting! Are you a Secondary Teaching Assistant looking for a new role in Manchester?

I am currently recruiting for an enthusiastic teaching assistant for a secondary academy in south Manchester.

The role is offered initially on a temporary basis from as soon as possible until Christmas , possibly beyond.

The Role

Teaching Assistant supporting teaching and learning, predominantly with students in year 10 and year 11

Five days a week - 8.15am to 2.45pm

The TA will be: -

Supporting students on a 1 to 1 basis or in small groups.

Specifically supporting year 10 and year 11 students with positive attitudes towards GCSE study

Helping students overcome barriers to learning

Supporting teenagers with mental health needs and anxiety

Occasionally, acting as a reader and scribe in examinations and assessments.

Work collaboratively with other members of the SEN team, senior leaders and wider school.

The School

Secondary Academy opened in September 2017.

Moved into new state of the art building in September 2021

Part of an innovative multi academy trust with outstanding schools in South Manchester

Excellent facilities for teaching and learning

Very easily accessible by public transport routes.

The Benefits

Full time role highly likely to become permanent

Emotionally rewarding work

Excellent support from department and senior leadership team

Competitive pay rates

Opportunities within the wider school

To join us and be successful in this TA role, you will need to:

  • Have a minimum of six weeks' experience of working with children aged 11 to 16 supported by references
  • This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
  • Provide a CV with 10 years of employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK
  • Bachelor's degree or teaching assistant qualifications
  • We welcome applications from candidates with experience of youth work, alternative provisions or social services or other experience of supporting teenagers with mental health needs

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent

More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 46 to be exact! With new courses added every term!

A generous referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a reward

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement

A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

Our payroll team are onsite in London. Not offshore, not through a third party. We don't leave candidate service or pay to chance.

Holiday pay - You choose if you want to be paid inclusive of holiday pay or bank this to claim in the school holidays.

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To be considered for this Secondary Teaching Assistant position, or to hear more about other roles for this academic year call the Manchester office on , or email

Required skills

  • teaching assistant
  • LSA
  • HLTA
  • classroom support
  • assistant teacher
  • Learning support Assistant

Reference: 52682076

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