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Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Abingdon, England
  • Salary: £15.6 - £15.6 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Teaching Assistants to work in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. These positions are initially for a period of 5 weeks in the first instance. The hourly rate is £15.60 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company). The role involves working from Monday – Friday (08:30 – 15:15).

The role:

Improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Education Needs (pupils with physical disabilities; language and communication difficulties and those on the autistic spectrum) who attend a SENSS resource base attached to a mainstream school.

Supporting student access to the learning environment and fostering independence with the aim of enabling access to the curriculum and facilitating full inclusion into school life.

Supporting in a range of learning environments within the resource base, host school and on outings and other school activities as required.

Key Responsibilities:


Supporting students either 1:1 or in a small group to develop a skill, attitude or behaviour.

Provision of individual specialist support and advice to students attending lessons within the host mainstream school. This will require the post holder to plan their support in conjunction with a Resource Base Teacher or Resource Base Coordinator and ensure that each student is supported appropriately to access the teaching and learning effectively within this setting.

Supporting the appropriate use and maintenance of any equipment used by the student under the guidance of the Resource Base Teacher or Resource Base Coordinator.

Representing the specialist teacher in the mainstream classroom and if required, taking responsibility for certain decisions while acting in this capacity.

The negotiation of strategies for supporting pupils with individual class teachers, should behaviour or learning management issues arise in a lesson. Assistance and support should be provided to all staff within the classroom where required.

Supervision of children during break-time and lunch-time periods, subject to agreement/ negotiation.

Supervision and assistance in relation to agreed care programmes including intimate care need.

Support to students to complete specified pupil programmes specially devised by therapists. The TA is expected to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, sharing skills, knowledge and observations to support the physical curriculum as an integral part of the learning curriculum. This will involve working either in a small group or with individual pupils, carrying-out programmes designed by professional staff concerning physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech, language and communication programmes and swimming activities. Training and guidance will be given on an individual basis.

Applicant Requirements:


Qualifications: N/A.

Experience: 1+ year of experience in the UK as a TA.

Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS check and 2 references.

Hours: Hours as outlined above.

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