Job description

Job Title: PMLD Teaching Assistant
Location: Newcastle
Salary Scale: £65 - £85 per day
Start Date: Immediate
Contract: Day to Day / Short term Supply

GSL Education are currently working with fantastic SEN Schools in and around Newcastle with their recruitment for Bank/Supply Support.

The schools cater for various SEN Requirements, in particular those with physical needs, severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, specific communication and learning needs, visual impairment and hearing impairment, Speech and Language, complex medical conditions as well as Multi-sensory autism.

These roles are to start on a bank/ supply basis, however there is potential for the role to become long term for the right candidate.

The schools are looking to trial candidates immediately.

Your daily responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the class teacher with planning , monitoring and delivering creative lessons
  • Acting as a positive role model and managing behaviour
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment and approaching education with a child centred approach.
  • Providing personal care when required
  • Support with manual handling
  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Under the direction of a teacher implement group or 1:1 intervention to support pupils who have emotional or social barriers to learning
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Understand Individual Education & Support Plans and assist to implement these, under the guidance of the teacher


The ideal candidate will have:
  • A hard-working, energetic and flexible nature
  • Happy to work on bank/ supply
  • Clear communication skills
  • A calm, understanding and consistent approach to working with children
  • Experience supporting individuals with personal care and those with physical- medical requirements
  • Ideally PECs, BSL, Makaton or TEACHH trained
  • Experienced working with wheelchair users, physical requirements, communication difficulties, Autism and those who require specialised personal care.
  • Level 2/ 3 – Teaching Assistant or Care Trained
  • Driving License and own transport is ideal (Not essential)
  • Experienced TAs/LSAs, support workers, health care assistants, nursing staff and residential care providers are encouraged to apply.


GSL Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All our roles are subject to relevant checks and procedures. Our advertised teaching roles relate to real vacancies that exist at our client schools.

For further information on this role/school, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah at GSL Education.