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SEN Teaching Assistant

  1. SEND Support
  2. Torquay
Date posted : 21/11/23
  1. Full Time
£77 - 100 per day

Job description

Teaching Personnel is searching for a dedicated and enthusiastic SEN Teaching Assistant to join our vibrant team in Torquay. As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you'll play a crucial role in positively impacting students' lives and contributing to their unique educational journey.


About the School: Our partner school caters to learners aged 11 to 16 in the Torbay area who require an alternative to mainstream environments due to social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. The school adopts a unique wrap-around approach to empower students, enhance their confidence, and help them overcome learning barriers. Their commitment to excellence is demonstrated through their professional and dedicated staff, who strive to bring out the best in all students. The academy emphasises personalised teaching methods to help students exceed their expectations, and their nurturing philosophy, combined with high-quality teaching and consistent boundaries, aims to significantly improve the prospects and opportunities for these young individuals in life.



  • Offer small group and one-on-one support to students with special educational needs, ensuring safety, well-being, and active engagement.
  • Collaborate with the class teacher and other professionals to implement tailored learning strategies for each student's specific needs.
  • Support students with personal care tasks as required, promoting independence and fostering self-reliance.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with students, establishing a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages emotional and social development.



  • Previous experience working with individuals with special educational needs, preferably within a school or educational setting - preferably in a PRU.
  • Understanding of diverse learning styles and the ability to adapt teaching strategies accordingly.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the educational and personal development of young people.
  • Resilience and the ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations.
  • Relevant qualifications in education or special educational needs (e.g., CACHE Level 3, SEN Diploma) would be advantageous.



  • Competitive pay, with the opportunity for pay increases each term based on performance.
  • Access to the CPD Academy, providing continuous professional development to enhance your teaching skills.
  • Flexible work arrangements that allow you to manage your diary and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • MyTP app – a user-friendly platform for viewing and amending your details, availability, and existing bookings.
  • Weekly pay processed via PAYE – we do not charge you to process your pay.


If you are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people with special educational needs and behavioural challenges, we would be delighted to hear from you.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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 date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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