Pupil Referral Unit Teaching Assistant Required In Nuneaton

West Midlands/ permanent / £160 - 200 per day

Pupil Referral Unit Teaching Assistant

Location: Nuneaton, UK
School: Nuneaton Pupil Referral Unit
Position: Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Teaching Assistant
Start Date: September 2024
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

About Us: Nuneaton Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing educational environment for students who have been excluded from mainstream education or are at risk of exclusion. Our mission is to re-engage these young people with learning, helping them to develop the skills, confidence, and resilience needed to succeed both academically and personally.

The Role: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated PRU Teaching Assistant to join our committed team. The successful candidate will support the teaching staff in delivering a tailored curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of our students. You will play a crucial role in helping students overcome barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and achieve their potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers in planning and delivering engaging, differentiated lessons.
  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to students with diverse needs.
  • Help implement individual education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages student participation and engagement.
  • Monitor and report on student progress, behaviour, and well-being.
  • Support students in developing social skills, emotional regulation, and resilience.
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team, including teachers, counsellors, and external agencies.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of classroom resources and equipment.
  • Participate in school-wide initiatives and extracurricular activities.
  • Support the school's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Key Skills, Attributes, and Requirements:

  • Experience working with students who exhibit challenging behaviour, ideally within a PRU or similar setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with students.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the individual needs of students.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques and strategies.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development and training.
  • Relevant qualifications in education, child development, or a related field are desirable.
  • A proactive and collaborative approach to working with colleagues and the wider school community.

Why Join Nuneaton Pupil Referral Unit?

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people facing significant challenges.
  • Access to excellent facilities and resources.
  • Located in the historic town of Nuneaton, with good transport links and local amenities.

If you are interested in this exciting role please click 'Apply now' and submit your relevant CV, or you can call on 0121 200 3224 or email your CV to [email protected]

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