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PRU/AP Teaching Assistant
contract type
contract term
Short-term/day-to-day supply, Long-term
£65 to £85 per day
Apply by
24 March 2022
Job start
04 March 2022
Job end

Vision for Education are looking to grow their talented and driven educational support team with a vacancy for a PRU/AP Teaching Assistant to work with schools in the Preston area.

About the role

The role of PRU/AP Teaching Assistant is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to pupils lives and their experience of school, especially those who have become disengaged from education. You will be required to support in classes, working in small groups and 1:1, assisting pupils in overcoming barriers to learning and dealing with behavioural issues.

The age of the students are all secondary based from ages 11-16 and the students are based in the schools due to three factors:

  • Permanent exclusion from their mainstream school.
  • Medical placements that their mainstream school cannot meet.
  • Alternative Provision to support behaviour or have specialist input to support Education, Health and Care (EHCP) plans.

About the school

The schools supply alternative provision for students that are unable to access mainstream provisional education. They support young adults and students who have either been permanently excluded from their mainstream school or are at risk of exclusion. The schools deliver our alternative programmes in collaboration with external providers.

KS3 pupils, generally, follow a mainstream curriculum offer so that they are able to reintegrate back, as appropriate, into local schools. At KS4, there is flexibility and we offer a more personalised approach with pupils following an academic pathway, a vocational pathway or a mixture of both.

They have an inclusive philosophy and believe passionately in ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunities, skills, knowledge and qualifications to ensure that they are able to reintegrate back into mainstream education or on to specialist provision, further education employment or training.


To be considered for the role of PRU/AP Teaching Assistant you will:
  • The ability to facilitate a safe and positive learning environment and de-escalate any threatening or aggressive behaviour.
  • A desire mentor and engage with students, building positive relationships.
  • Have experience working with EHCPs.
  • Have resilience and be dedicated to supporting students.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. 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 on 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. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.


£65 to £85 per day

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • A minimum of 6 weeks relevant experience.
  • Have a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued 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.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Dave Travis on 01772 669 322 or email
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