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SEN Support Assistant

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SEN Support Assistant

  • Location: Bamber Bridge
  • Full-time Key Stage 2 SEN teaching assistant post
  • Temporary with a potential for a school contract following a successful period of probation
  • ASAP start
  • Level 2 teaching assistant qualification or above

Teaching Personnel, the UK’s leading supply agency, are recruiting on behalf of an average-sized primary school in the Bamber Bridge area. The school are seeking an experienced teaching assistant to provide support to children across Key Stage 2 with special educational needs, including ASC, SEMH and moderate learning difficulties. The role will start in as soon as all the necessary vetting checks have been completed, and will run for the remainder of the academic year with the opportunity for a school contract for the right person.

The successful candidate will have a Level 2 teaching assistant qualification or above. They will be responsible for providing either 1:1 or small group support to specific pupils within Key Stage 2. The sessions will be tailored to the IEP targets of the children and the successful candidate will track the children’s progress made in association with these targets and will set new ones in order to move them on. The role requires you to work closely with the school’s SENCo, who will monitor the children’s progression and provide any necessary support. Effective provision of a safe and reassuring learning environment is essential to the role; accordingly, the successful candidate must possess the ability to build positive relationships with the children based upon trust and mutual respect.

This primary school is on its way to being graded ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted. Behaviour is described as good and pupils are well cared for and are happy in the school. Staff develop in the pupils a strong sense of equality and inclusion. Pupils with SEN and/ or disabilities receive good support in class from well-briefed teaching assistants.

The ideal candidate for this role will have recent experience working in an educational setting with children with SEND and will be sensitive to the varying needs of the children. They will be dedicated, adaptable and keen to support the academic growth of all the children in their care.

If you are interested in this role and possess the qualifications, experience and qualities specified above, please get in touch!

In turn, Teaching Personnel can offer you:

  • Over 20 years experience within educational recruitment working in partnership with a large number of primary, secondary and SEN schools
  • Competitive rates of pay (GBP10.00 - GBP10.50 per hour, dependent on experience)
  • A dedicated, specialist consultant to support you and your needs
  • CPD opportunities including Team Teach, People Moving & Handling and NASEN
  • Full or part-time work to fit around your existing commitments
  • A GBP50 reward every time you recommend a colleague/friend to work with us

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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