PRU Teaching Assistant

Vision for Education LtdStockport

Vision for Education are currently recruiting for the role of PRU Teaching Assistant to work in Pupil Referral Units, Alternative Provisions, or similar settings across Stockport. Either experience of, or a desire to work with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to pupils’ lives and their experience of education, especially those who have become disengaged from education. The role of a PRU Teaching Assistant can either be part or full-time dependant on your preferences.

The role

As a PRU Teaching Assistant your responsibility will be to work either with smalls groups or 1:1 with students who may demonstrate challenging behaviour. Therefore, having strong behaviour management skills is desired to facilitate a safe and positive learning environment and de-escalate any threatening or aggressive behaviour.

The School

The units and provisions we work with in Stockport provide bespoke, child-centred, high quality education programmes, which aim to ensure that all students individual educational needs are met. The successful PRU Teaching Assistant will be confident in supporting students and implementing behaviour management strategies.

Requirements -

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for the PRU Teaching Assistant position are: 

Have relevant experience at a minimum of 6 weeks

Strong behaviour management abilities

Be patient, engaging, inspiring, creative, consistent, and calm when under pressure.

We require someone who enjoys the immensely rewarding work or inspiring students who are emotionally and/or socially challenged and who can establish positive learning experiences through intuitive and creative learning.

Vision for Education is committed to Safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS Check that must be registered to the Update Service.

About Vision for Education 

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer 

As a valued PRU Teaching Assistant and employee of Vision for Education you will receive: 

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 

Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 

Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 

Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 

FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates. 

Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 

Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. 


How to apply 

If you are a PRU Teaching Assistant based in Stockport who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you. 

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education , please contact our SEN team on 0161 641 3743.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.


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