Teaching Assistant

£85 Per Day

Teaching Assistant (SEMH) – Lancing, West Sussex – Full-time –  £85 per day, term time. 

The school caters to students between the ages of 10 to 18 years who experience difficulties regulating their emotions, which can lead to challenging behaviour. The role is a long-term, term-time post that pays £85 per day. The working hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm. The first 60 days will be temporary, but the post will look to become permanent after this duration.

The school is looking for individuals who are passionate about working with young people and are committed to making a positive impact in their lives. The ideal candidate must have a background in youth work or experience working with young people.


  • Provide support to the class teacher and the students in the classroom
  • Work with students one-on-one or in small groups to provide additional support
  • Help to manage challenging behaviour and support students in regulating their emotions
  • Create a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of lessons and activities
  • Monitor and record student progress and behaviour
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and external professionals


  • A background in youth work or experience working with young people
  • GCSE passes in both English and Maths
  • Ability to remain calm and resilient in challenging situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with colleagues
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students
  • Willingness to undergo training and professional development

Top 5 traits of a great Teaching Assistant:

  1. Patience and empathy – the ability to understand and respond to students’ individual needs and emotions
  2. Flexibility – the ability to adapt to different situations and requirements
  3. Creativity – the ability to create engaging and effective learning activities
  4. Organisation – the ability to manage time and resources effectively
  5. Collaboration – the ability to work effectively in a team and communicate with colleagues, parents, and external professionals

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you are passionate about working with young people and have the necessary skills and experience, please submit your application by choosing “apply”.

If you possess the qualities required for this role and are enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the lives of young people, apply now to join this special educational needs school.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process, you are required to:

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure 

We are committed to safeguarding children’s and young people’s welfare within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we sometimes cannot reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. 

Pink Tile Education, their schools and candidates all share the view of “Best Fit, Every Time” and our role is to ensure that every candidate we place has a positive impact on the team of their new employers.

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