• SEND
  • Stoke-On-Trent
  • Job Area: Blythe Bridge

Part-time Teaching Assistant

Are you passionate about education and working with children? Do you have recent school-based or care experience? A special educational needs school in Stoke-on-Trent have asked us to recruit for a Part-time Teaching Assistant to start ASAP. You must be able to work 4 days a week (which can be discussed at interview) 8:30 – 15:30.

This school caters for students from the age of 5-19 with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH).  Due to the needs of the learners, you must be resilient and confident with managing challenging behaviours.

The students here benefit from smaller class sizes, a more practical curriculum, access to alternative accreditations and a highly trained staff team.

We are looking for empathetic and adaptable individuals, who thrive under pressure and have a natural ability to solve challenges. You will also need physical and emotional resilience to work with young people with a primary diagnosis of SEMH, some of whom have other complex needs. You will be keen to use our positive behavioural approach, have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The role:

  • Must have experience supporting individuals with special educational needs or have experience in a care setting
  • You will be supporting students with a variety of needs and ages so it is important that you are able to who can adapt your practice wherever necessary to support across all key stages
  • You will be supporting students on a 1:1 basis and in small groups
  • You will be working alongside the class teacher, preparing learning resources and maintaining the classroom to a high standard


If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Steph Guy on steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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