Job vacancy

Teaching Assistant

Reference: PS0241

Tees Valley, North East

Permanent/Full Time


Job Title: Teaching Assistant  

Salary: £19,422.88 Plus valuable Benefits 

Location: Tees Valley

Vacancy Type: Permanent/Full Time 

Ready for a new career adventure? Explore exciting opportunities with us! 

Join a dynamic team of diverse young minds and shape the future together! 

If you’re passionate about inclusivity, this is the place for you! Let’s make a difference! 

Exciting Opportunity for Teaching Assistant! ✨ 

About us: 

Progress Schools is part of The Progress Group, the Group is made up of six business units, each of which aspires to innovate, influence, and inspire others through high-quality and purposeful education and training. Progress Schools is a national group of 13 independent OFSTED-regulated schools. 

At Progress Schools – Tees Valley, we support approximately 30 pupils on roll to ensure that we can provide ample opportunities for children who need a nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment. The school consists of a core team of the Head of School, four teachers, and three support staff. Further support is also provided by regional and national staff, who work with a number of schools across our group. 

About the role: 

As a Teaching Assistant, candidates would need to demonstrate an understanding of stages of development and individual needs. They must also be able to give positive encouragement and feedback to ensure pupils are reaching their full potential. 

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Supporting all students throughout the school in a 1:1, whole class support or outside the class capacity 
  • Continuing the altruistic work of the Progress Group  
  • Giving the pupils the chance to either get back into mainstream schools or progress into a sustained Post 16 pathway 
  • Contribute to a positive ethos for learning 
  • Overtly promote the values and achievements of the school to the community 
  • Be aware of and follow the company Equality, Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies 
  • Have and create high expectations of staff and students 

Expectations within the role: 

  • Assist the teacher with writing and monitoring pupil learning plans. 
  • Review and implement interventions which enable pupils to understand and meet their targets. 
  • Support with the delivery of learning activities in the absence of the teacher. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other practitioners, drawing on their strengths and expertise to best support teaching and learning. 
  • Adapt to pupil and school requirements on a day to day basis.  
  • Work with all staff to address pupils’ barriers to learning. 

Requirements before applying to the role: 

  • GCSEs in Maths and English C or 4 grade and above (or an equivalent) 
  • Experience of working within an education setting or equivalent. 
  • Experience working with vulnerable pupils 

Here at Progress Group, we are passionate about developing our staff as well as our students. Throughout your time with us, you will be fully supported with a range of CPD, career progression and in house training, which includes paid qualifications. This goes alongside numerous other benefits such as a pension scheme and parental leave.

Highlights of our Benefits Package include:

  • A values-based Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Recognition Awards for employees.
  • On-site parking and where it is not available, parking can be expensed.
  • £500 Referral Bonus for referring new talent to join our family.
  • Professional qualifications support for apprentices and paid membership.
  • Death in service insurance of 4 times salary.
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave – After a required length of service.
  • MiRewards benefits platform offers shopping discounts, fuel cards and more. 
  • Access to Medicash, including assistance with the cost of eye tests, optical, dental, prescriptions and holistic treatments, amounting to £900 per year.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme for all eligible employees.
  • Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme for employees and immediate Family.
  • Group support including annual Group conference and annual review of benefits.

We would love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with young people who need support for their positive change and lead a team of peers with the same mindset. 

If you are interested in a role and would like to discuss it further, please contact Dishon – Phone: 07507852787 or email:

We’re not just offering a job – we’re offering a holistic work experience that values you as an individual. Come be a part of our vibrant and supportive community! 

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Let’s redefine education together! #JoinOurTeam #EducationRevolution #AlternativeEducation #TeachersWanted  

The Progress Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting all children and young people by implementing robust safer recruitment practices. For details of our commitment to safer recruitment please visit The Progress School’s website.  

 We will not be able to provide Visa sponsorship for this role. 

Are you ready to change the lives of young people in Tees Valley? Then apply today.

If you share our passion for supporting young people, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply via our group-wide jobs portal and we’ll be in touch to discuss your application.

If you have any questions about the job or the company, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.

We look forward to receiving your application.