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Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support

Job Description

A primary school based in Northampton has an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to provide behaviour support.

This is a nurturing and inclusive primary school committed to providing a supportive and engaging environment for all pupils. They aim to foster a positive learning atmosphere where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant. The ideal Teaching Assistant will have a passion for supporting pupils with behavioural needs and will work closely with teachers, parents, and other professionals to promote positive behaviour and enhance student learning experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one or in small groups with pupils who require behavioural support.
  • Implement behaviour management strategies and interventions under the guidance of the class teacher and SENCO.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of EHCPs.
  • Support pupils in managing their emotions and behaviours to maximise their learning potential.
  • Monitor and record pupils' progress, providing feedback to teachers and parents.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive school culture that encourages respect and cooperation.
  • Assist with general classroom duties and support other pupils as needed.
  • Participate in professional development and training opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.


  • Previous experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management strategies and techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine desire to help pupils succeed.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and other professionals.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in education or behavioural support (preferred).


  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A welcoming school community committed to staff and pupil well-being.

If you haven't recevied a respsonse within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion. 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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