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1:1 Teaching Assistant

  • £65 - £85 per day
  • Ipswich
  • Posted: 01/11/2018
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 301420056

Job Details

Are you a competent 1:1 Teaching Assistant looking to work with Challenging Behaviour?

The Education Network are pleased to be with a partner school on their Recruitment Campaign. The school provides an alternative to mainstream education for students with challenging behaviour in Ipswich, Suffolk.

We are looking for 1:1 Teaching Assistant with excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to deal with very challenging behaviour. The ideal candidate will be working with a KS3 Pupil with SEMH and will need a strong grounding in core subjects in order to secure good progress for the pupil. This pupil is a new referral to the school and the 1:1 Teaching Assistant will be instrumental in helping to develop an individual education plan for the pupil as all pupils receive individualised programmes which support their transition into the school environment.

  • You will need to have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships quickly with students and their families and have previous experience of working with this client base
  • Experience of putting together Individual Education Plans (IEP's) is desirable
  • The ability to motivate and inspire reluctant and struggling students
  • The ability to differentiate work and use a students interest's to build innovative and creative lesson
  • You will be assisting teaching across the curriculum, and there will be a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy so the ability to teach cross curricular is essential
  • The ability to be adaptable as there is no typical student in outreach education.
  • Access to a car is essential

They operate an Integrated Schools Services model, which includes Integration services and Community Outreach services. Each tutorial group has a teaching team of three (Teacher, HLTA and TA) supported by specialist teachers, a Pupil Facilitator and the Deputy Head and Head Teacher.

The primary activity of the school is the provision of specialist education services to young people with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs - previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) - and highly focused education services for pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

As a 1:1 Teaching Assistant you will work with the most disaffected, challenging pupils the South East. Pupils have often been excluded from numerous schools and have been out of full-time education for an average of 18 months before they arrive at this school. The school has not permanently excluded a single pupil in more than six years as they are aware of the damage that further exclusion causes.

The school offers positive outcomes to young people of school age who have disengaged, or are at the point of disengaging with education. Many of these pupils are known to the criminal justice system and a significant percentage of the pupils are looked after or children in need. Most have been excluded from at least one school.
Despite these challenge the school and their 1:1 Teaching Assistants support pupils in achieving a wide range of accredited outcomes in examinations and other courses.

There is a sense of pride, purpose and achievement. Importantly, more than 80% of the pupils are in education, training or employment six months after leaving.

If you are interested in the opportunity then please do get in touch with Sam Bay at The Education Network on 01245 392580 or email your CV to

The Education Network only works within the education sector; therefore we understand the impact our service has on our schools. We believe our teachers should positively contribute to the schools development. We continue to provide an excellent service with a commitment to building long lasting relationships with our teachers.

The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.

Teaching Assistant (SEMH), Teaching Assistant (EBD), Teaching Assistant (BESD), Teaching Assistants (ASC)
SEMH, EBD, ASC, Autism
PRU (Pupil Referral Unit), AP (Alternative Provision) Outreach Education
Academic Year 2018- 2019
Permanent Posts & Long Term Supply
Ipswich, Suffolk