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Learning Support Assistant

Job Description:

PK Education is recruiting a Teaching Assistant to provide one-to-one support to pupils who have hearing impairments. The suitable individual will need to have experience in a similar role; to be qualified to at least level 2, and to be qualified in British Sign Language (BSL). The school, which is in Central Birmingham, requires the candidate to be flexible with working hours and available for full time school hours (32.5 per week). The role is initially temporary. However, for the right candidate, the temporary role may turn into a permanent appointment. The role would be working with pupils in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

 The role as a Teaching Assistant is extremely valuable and key to the overall learning and development of pupils. The positions would suit individuals who are seeking a challenging, fun, and rewarding experience.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Level 3 qualification: Supporting Learning in Schools (or equivalent course).
  • Or level 6 qualification: Childhood Studies degree (or equivalent course).
  • Qualified in BSL, levels 1 to 6.
  • Supported pupils with hearing impairments; one-to-one or in smalls groups.
  • as a Teaching Assistant in EYFS, KS1 or KS2.
  • Experience working with children with SEN (an advantage).
  • Flexible and available for full time work.
  • Current, valid DBS (update service).
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies.
  • Up to date Safeguarding Qualification Lv1.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • The ability to adapt quickly to a variety of situations.
  • Caring attitude and a passion to contribute the learning and development of pupils.
  • Be a confident person with a warm and friendly approach.
  • Able to apply behaviour policies effectively.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay from between £8.30 and £11.60 per hour (AWR Compliant).
  • 24/7 support and feedback from experienced education consultants.
  • Exposure and networking opportunities with associated schools.
  • Claim up to £150 worth of vouchers with each referral of a teacher or NQT.

PK Education is committed to embracing equal opportunities and diversity for all employees, workers and applicants; and shall adhere to such a policy always.

For any information and to apply please contact Alex on 0121 631 3466 or email


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