Job Description

Are you a recent graduate looking for an opportunity to support the education of young people?  


Smile Education, Northwest is now recruiting for a full-time Teaching Assistant for a secondary school based in Oldham and the nearby area of Longsight, Westwood, Featherstall and Derker.


Year group allocation will depend on the applicant’s background and subject speciality.


We pride ourselves on being education specialists and work incredibly closely with our schools to ensure we find you the best possible roles in school that will compliment your style as a practitioner.  


About the school:
  • Consistently recognised as ‘Outstanding’ school by OFSTED
  • Involved in many activities in the local community, for example volunteering to help local businesses, visiting local care home
  • Offer individual and personalised curriculum to suit every child’s need and skill, such as Wellbeing, Digital Information Technology, Child Learning and Development and so on
  • Provide extra academic support and tutoring to students with their GCSEs
  • Offer excellent extra-curricular activities outside the main curriculum, such as dance, dodgeball, Big Bang, Eco. Enriching students’ experiences in schools

What does the role involve?
  • Facilitate a creative and supportive learning environment
  • Teach important reading, writing, and English language skills
  • Help students master grade-level learning objectives
  • Prepare differentiated lesson plans that accommodate all learners
  • Foster motivation, resilience, and intellectual curiosity in students
  • Cultivate an appreciation for literature and language arts

What do you need?
  • An education degree
  • An enhanced DBS registered to the update service (If you do not hold this, we can arrange for you at a cost of £44, which is refundable once you have completed ten days in your new role.)
  • Knowledge of the UK Secondary Curriculum
  • Able and willing to travel to the area
  • 2 education-based references
  • A passion for teaching / supporting.
  • Good approach to behaviour management
  • A determined, hard-working attitude

Immediate start available.

The school can offer you security with the role as it is a long-term position for at least 1 academic year.

Why work with Smile?
  • Have Been in the industry for over 10 years with a great market presence.
  • Your own personal consultant, contactable for any inquiries or support.
  • Offer you interview preparation as well as exclusive roles
  • Competitive rates of weekly pay
  • Regular opportunities to attend CPD sessions.
  • Becoming part of an Award-winning Education Recruitment agency
What are you waiting for?
Please contact for more information on the role or give Miranda a call on: 0161 8434 839.

Other locations:

We are currently recruiting for similar Cover Supervisor roles in other areas in the East Manchester, such as Rochdale, Bury, Tameside, Stockport and so on. If you are interested, please contact for more information on those roles.


We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.