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SEN School Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel is the largest education agency operating across England and Wales and we are working closely with several specialist SEN schools in the Colchester area who are looking for passionate and committed Teaching Assistants/Learning Support Assistants for several full-time and ad-hoc requirements.

As an SEN teaching assistant you will assist the children’s sensory development, as well as their academic, social and emotional development. You will follow direction from the class teacher and work collaboratively with other like-minded staff members.


You can expect the following:

  • GBP60 – GBP75 per day, dependent on the role, the school and on your experience, paid via PAYE so that you save on the downsides associated with umbrella companies and you will also have access to an employer’s pension that Teaching Personnel will help contribute to!
  • Purpose built facilities including sensory rooms and circuits gardens, hydrotherapy, forest school, trampolining, soft play areas
  • Support children with autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, global delay, physical disabilities or medical conditions, mental health difficulties, behavioural difficulties
  • Ofsted rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools to work in
  • Opportunity to work across different schools (daily supply) or to secure a regular position within the same school
  • Excellent communication with your consultant at the agency
  • Pension scheme available
  • No umbrella company – we pay the employer part of your national insurance contribution


Having some, or all, of the following would be beneficial in applying:

  • Experience from working in SEN schools
  • Training in any of the following: safeguarding, child protection, PECs, Makaton, Team Teach, multisensory impairment, moving and handling, administering medication, autism awareness
  • Experience working in health and social care, nursing, residential support
  • An understanding of the national curriculum P-scales
  • Education to degree level – Psychology, Education Studies, Nursing, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Youth Work or similar
  • Calm and patient manner
  • The desire to make a difference to the lives of children with SEN


If this sounds like you then apply now via the links provided!

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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