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Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Specialist

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Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support

Sandy - September start, full-time


As a Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support, you will work closely with teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), and other support staff to provide targeted assistance to students who require additional support with their behaviour management and social skills development. You will play a key role in promoting positive behaviour and creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued, respected, and able to achieve their full potential.

  • Provide one-to-one small group support to students with behavioural difficulties, helping them manage their emotions and develop coping strategies.
  • Implement individual behaviour plans and strategies, in collaboration with the SENCO and class teachers, to support them.
  • Create class work material and deliver the activities to a high standard.


  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support, preferably with a focus on behaviour support or SEN.
  • A genuine passion for supporting the well-being and development of the students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management strategies and techniques, as well as understanding the principles of positive behaviour support.


  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Competitive salary
  • Exclusive schools partnered with Dunbar Education
  • Progression opportunities and support from the staff

If this role is where you can see your career heading and have an absolute passion in helping children, get in touch with us.

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be interested, we offer £250 as a referral scheme.

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions, please refer to our website.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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