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Learning Support Assistant

Job description

We are currently working with a Special Needs School based in Slough who has asked Teaching Personnel to assist in their search for numerous Teaching Assistants to support pupils in Early Years, Primary and Secondary. The school caters for the following needs:

  • Autism
  • Moderate Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Visually Impaired
  • ADHD
  • Severe Learning Disabilities.

All children will be working at one or two levels below the national curriculum. Some primary pupils are working towards the EYS curriculum and secondary pupils working towards the primary curriculum. Class sizes are small ranging from 6- 10 pupils depending on the needs of the children.

The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with similar needs or be passionate about working in this type of school. Candidates that are suited for this type of school tend to have experience in some of the following:

  • Youth Work/Support Work
  • Psychology qualification
  • Care work
  • Teaching Assistant in Mainstream or Special Needs
  • Graduates looking to get in to teaching
  • Personal experience with Special Needs
  • Nursery work
  • Nanny/ Au Pair
  • Residential Support Work
  • Outreach Work

Candidates need to be:

  • Strong with behaviour management
  • Patient and Resilient
  • Comfortable delivering personal care - required more in EYS and Primary
  • Experienced working with children and/or adults with Special Needs

If you keen to join an established SEN school as a Teaching Assistant, please apply immediately to Nicole Totterdell.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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