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Job description

Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with a Specialist Educational Needs’ School based in Cambridgeshire, to appoint a Specialist Teaching Assistant on a full-time or part-time basis.

The school caters for pupils who display extremely challenging behaviour, due to Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH). Pupils are aged between 5 and 16 years, you will be expected to work in a variety of classes within the specialist school as and when required.  

With a strong interest and previous experience, personal experience and/or knowledge of Special Educational Needs (SEN), the successful applicant will be a reliable and motivated individual, who is ready to start work as soon as possible.

This position would be ideal for experienced Teaching Assistants, Care Workers, Support Workers, Sports Coaches, Ex-Military, Ex Police Officers, Youth Workers and Ex Prison Officers.

The Role

  • You will be working with pupils between the ages of 5-16 years, ensuring they stay engaged in lessons as well as encouraging them to take part in class activities.
  • This is a very rewarding position, where no two days will be the same. One day you could be working with a pupil, who requires 1:1 support, the next you may be working as part of a larger class with multiple SEN pupils at one time.

Duties will include:

  • Promoting and assisting with the learning and development of the pupil(s) you are assigned to.
  • Encouraging pupils’ confidence and independence.
  • Managing behaviour.
  • Preparing learning resources, as directed by the Teacher.

As a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant you must be available to work from 8.30am until 3.30pm for a minimum of two days per week.

This is a long-term position, with the opportunity of becoming permanent.

Why Teaching Personnel?

Working with us will give you the best Teaching Assistant experience. With excellent support from our highly-trained consultants, we will take all of your preferences into account when finding your ideal role. As a well-established and reputable company, Teaching Personnel has lots on offer with great rates of pay and access to online training courses/qualifications - to further your career opportunities!

Apply now to learn more about this position and what else Teaching Personnel has to offer you!

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


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


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