• SEND
  • Stoke-On-Trent
  • Job Area: Stoke-on-Trent

Zest Education are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join a pupil referral unit (PRU) located in Stoke-on-Trent. This full-time position is available immediately and will continue for the entire academic year. As a Teaching Assistant, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of students between the ages of 7 and 18, with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH).

In this role, you will work closely with students, both inside and outside the classroom, providing one-on-one and group support. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with students with special educational needs, particularly those with SEMH and challenging behaviour. We are looking for someone who is resilient, adaptable, and able to implement effective behaviour management strategies to help students improve their behaviour and self-regulation skills.

This school’s primary goal is to reintegrate students into mainstream settings whenever possible. As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in achieving this objective. Your dedication and commitment to promoting a positive learning environment will help students overcome barriers and succeed academically.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with special educational needs, we encourage you to apply for this position.


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at 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 within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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