WSSC & TA Teaching Assistant Level 3

Vacancy Details

Teaching Assistant Level 3


About the role

By supporting teaching and learning, you will be able to assess the needs of students, both academically and socially/emotionally, and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ learning and behaviour – inside and outside of the classroom.

You will liaise closely with teaching staff to offer advice and strategies to develop students’ skills for engaging effectively with learning and positive behaviours.

Main responsibilities:

  • To teach small groups or 1:1 lessons to students
  • To support learning and personal development through mentoring students with a SEND
  • To work with the Deputy and Assistant SENCo to implement individual and group mentoring programmes which provide a range of strategies that will motivate, challenge and support students with SEND to make positive changes
  • Support students with a SEND to manage transitions at Key Stages in their learning
  • Support the SENDCO to work with parents, students and primary schools to ensure the smooth transition of students with SEND from KS2 – KS3. Deliver sessions in the KS2 – KS3 enhanced transition programme
  • Liaise with subject teachers to inform accurate assessment of students. Be a point of contact for the parents of students with SEND to secure positive and effective family support for the student
  • Monitor and review the progress of students, setting appropriate targets. Act as a keyworker for identified students
  • To maintain up to date records and contribute to SEN reviews
    Attend meetings of external agencies where applicable
  • Provide in-class support for students, under the direction of the teacher, where required

Our ideal candidates will be able to promote positive behaviour and suggest and implement activities which will help develop students’ social skills and self-discipline.

You should enjoy working with young people and have good communication skills.

A minimum of Mathematics and English GCSE grade 4/C is required and a Teaching Assistant qualification NVQ Level 3 is essential.

How to apply

Head to our recruitment website to apply for this role.

Please upload a supporting statement which should be no longer than one side of A4 (this should not be a CV) clearly demonstrating:

  • Why you are applying for this position
  • How you meet the competencies of this role using examples from your current and previous experience (please refer to the job description on the WPT website)
  • Any information which you consider relevant that you have not already mentioned

This information is important as it will be used in the shortlisting process to identify suitable candidates for interview and assessments.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

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