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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Personnel are working with a Primary School in the St Austell area of Cornwall who have multiple positions available for Teaching Assistants, specifically Social and Emotional Mental Health Teaching Assistants.

Role & Responsibilities:

  1. To assist the teacher and teaching assistants in the implementing of social, emotional, mental health strategies and resources.
  2. To produce lesson plans, worksheets etc. as agreed with the teacher.
  3. To deliver learning activities to pupils as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities in accordance with pupils’ needs when covering absence.
  4. To advance pupils’ learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with individuals, small groups and whole classes within the agreed system of supervision.
  5. To monitor and evaluate pupils’ progress and understanding of learning activities on an ongoing basis, ensuring that pupils’ responses and attainments during the course of learning activities are systematically recorded in accordance with the agreed monitoring processes.
  6. To deliver learning strategies and assist individuals and groups of pupils in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined by the curriculum.  To take into account the learning support involved to aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible.
  7. To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and to engage all pupils in learning activities.
  8. To build and maintain supportive relationships with pupils, treating all individuals consistently and with respect and consideration.  To encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils.
  9. To assist with lunch and break time supervision of pupils on a rota basis in accordance with the school’s procedures for playground supervision.


About You:

  • At least 12 months experience working with pupils within a learning environment
  • Experience of working with children with special educational needs (SEN), social, emotional, mental health needs and challenging behaviour
  • GCSEs Grade C/NVQ Level 2 or above in English and Maths
  • Knowledge of primary curriculum
  • Knowledge of social, emotional, mental health and behaviour needs
  • Self motivated and the ability to work in a team
  • Displays awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people


The working hours will be Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.15pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. This is term time only. 


All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be required to provide details of applicable references. To apply for this position, please contact Verity at Teaching Personnel.

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 date.

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