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EAL Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£10.77 - 13.00 per hour


Temporary | Full Time



We are seeking EAL Teaching Assistants to join us across East Lancashire. Areas include, but are not limited to: Barnoldswick, Burnley, Nelson, Colne and Blackburn. Languages of specialism will include Urdu, Polish, Lithuanian, Italian and Kurdish. We welcome applicants with all language specialisms due to the influx of need for EAL TA support for pupils within our East Lancashire secondary schools.

Job title: EAL Teaching Assistant

Location: East Lancashire

Contracts: Temporary and Permanent

Salary: £10.77 - £13 PAYE

Main areas of Responsibility:

  • To supervise and provide support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the EAL Manager to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs.
  • To track the impact of EAL programmes on students identified with little or English
  • To monitor EAL student progress
  • To assist in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
  • To provide detailed and regular feedback on students’ achievement, progress and needs.
  • To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.


  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students.
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels.
  • Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload.

Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities:

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Good administrative and organisational skills.
  • Ability to interest, encourage, motivate, and engage children.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities.

Benefits of working with Teaching Personnel:

My TP App - Digital service – your work administration and communication is simple

Pay – weekly pay based on skills, experience, and flexibility

Our CPD Academy – Support with professional development and access to course

Variety – we provide a variety of roles that you can choose from

Support – Ongoing from a personal, dedicated consultant

Refer a friend scheme - £250 uncapped refers once you are registered!

Next Steps:

-          If you are interested in this position, please click the link to apply directly

-          Once we have your application, we will be able to put your CV forward for available positions

-          The schools will shortlist CVs and ask to meet with shortlisted candidates

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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