PRU TA - Croydon, South East London - September Start

anzuk education services pty ltd

Teaching Assistants sought for PRU in Croydon, South East London to start as soon as schools reopen

  • Excellent rates of pay - between £70 - £85 per day!
  • Regular social events organised with like-minded professionals!
  • Regular professional development provided to support career progression!
Are you passionate about working with children who may have behavioural, social and emotional needs? Do you seek a meaningful career that will have impact on children's lives? If so then keep reading! 
  
About PRU schools: 
  
Pupil Referral Units (PRU’s)  are alternative provisions for pupils who have extremely challenging behavioural and social needs. As a result, the pupils whom you will be supporting in the classroom could potentially have social emotional and mental health issues, or possibly severe levels of autism and specific learning difficulties. 
   
Despite this, class sizes in these provisions are incredibly small, often with no more than eight pupils in a class, to ensure that more direct and targeted support is being provided to each pupil. The objective of a PRU is to provide the targeted support required for pupils, with the endeavour to gradually reintegrate them back into a mainstream setting. Therefore, your role as an learning support assistant (LSA) will entail providing close academic and behavioural support, either in small groups or on a 1:1 basis, for vulnerable pupils to impart a life-changing impact on their academic and social development.  
  
The Role: 
  • Working closely with the class teacher to support in the delivery of exceptional learning experiences for children. 
  • Working on a 1:1 basis, or in small group sizes, with pupils to provide more targeted and meaningful learning experiences.  
  • Utilising effective behavioural management techniques to assist in promoting an optimal learning environment within the classroom. 
  • Assisting the teacher to set-up engaging and interactive practical lesson activities. 
  • Undertake additional duties, such as break and lunch duties, as and when is required. 
The Ideal Candidate: 
  • Previous experience catering for pupils with severe academic and behavioural needs, either in an SEND or mainstream setting, is advantageous but not essential. 
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop as a practitioner, as well as to be patient and compassionate when understanding and supporting the specific challenges of each pupil. 
The majority of our roles require candidates who are able to commit to a long-term position 5 days a week, during typical school hours (usually between 8:30am - 3:30pm). 
  
To apply and commence working with us you must meet the below criteria: 
  • Possess an Enhanced Child DBS with an update service subscription, or demonstrate the willingness to apply for one through anzuk. 
  • Possess an updated CV, outlining paid employment covering the last two years - any gaps in employment must be accounted for. 
  • Be based in London, or surrounding areas, and able to provide a valid police check from countries you have lived in (outside of the UK) within the last 5 years. 
  • Be able to show experience working with children in a coaching, tutoring, teaching or mentoring role - or a willingness to learn and undertake new challenges! 
You must have all of the above to be able to be cleared for work. 
   
Salary: 
Learning Support Assistants often earn between £75 - £85 per day, dependent upon previous experience. Higher rates of pay can be considered for high-per
  
What now? 
anzuk are seeking passionate educators to have a positive impact on the lives of young people. For more information please call Lizzie on 02081329477. To be considered immediately please send a CV with contact details to elizabeth.s@anzuk.education 


About anzuk Education: 
 anzuk Education have been based in London since 2004. Our aim is to help create exceptional experiences for the learners of today; we accomplish this by always placing the best educators in the right learning environment.