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January Start, Teaching Assistant, Northampton

Job Description

January start!

Teaching Assistant, Northampton. Contract until the end of the academic year (July finish)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our passionate team at a developing secondary school in Northampton. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the educational and pastoral needs of our students, contributing to their overall well-being and academic success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver personalised assistance to students, both within and beyond the classroom, prioritising the addressing of individual learning requirements
  • Support in handling challenging behaviours, cultivating a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Provided pastoral care and support for well-being, fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere throughout the school
  • Engage with teaching colleagues to execute effective strategies for enhancing students' social and emotional skills
  • Participate in developing and executing IEPs when necessary
  • Collaborate closely with the SENCO to ensure the specific needs of students are adequately addressed


  • Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant, particularly working with teenagers.

  • A passion for supporting students' academic and personal development.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to manage challenging behaviours effectively.

  • A commitment to promoting an inclusive and nurturing learning environment.


  • Minimum of GCSEs in English and Mathematics.

  • A relevant Teaching Assistant qualification is desirable.

Start Date:

The successful candidate must be available to start in January 2023.