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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job description

Are you a committed and dedicated person?

Do you have the skills to make a difference in the lives of young people?

Have you experience working with Special needs or a care environment?

We are recruiting for a Teaching Assistant to work within a Secondary school. The school is for those aged 11-18 and all of the pupil have been diagnosed with Special Educational Needs.

The school houses many facilities such as specialist classrooms for subjects such as Science, Art and Food Tech, but additionally has a wide array of Outdoor spaces such as a multi use sports area, a green house. All of these facilities with be available to you as a Teaching assistant to help promote the progress of the young people you work with and inspire them to achieve as much as they can.

The school has been recently rated as OFSETD as Outstanding and is in the top 4% of Special Schools nationwide. There is a wide range of needs at the school including Autism, Moderate Learning Difficulties and complex needs.

The Teaching Assistants role would be to support the children in their development. Depending on the needs of the children /class you would support, this may be communication activities, play centred tasks or holistic therapies. Your role would be supported by a Teacher and one or more Teaching Assistants.

The school is located in Wigan and is easily accessible by both road and public transport.

The successful Teaching Assistant would aim to support the schools vision of supporting each leaner. The qualities you should have are:

  • Experience working with those with Special Educational Needs

  • A friendly and engaging personality

  • A commitment to assisting those who are vulnerable.

 To be successful in your application, you must be able to provide evidence of this as skills and experience.

Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to background checks and will need a current DBS certificate (update service registered). Teaching Personnel can support your application should this be required.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm approximately, but you may be offered additional duties and responsibilities outside of these hours.

What you can expect from Teaching Personnel:

•          A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you

•          An extensively discounted CPD program

•          Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies

•          GBP10 an hour or above

•          13 weeks off per year

If this opportunity sounds like something which you would really excel in, or if you want to hear about other Teaching Assistant vacancies, please send over your up to date CV.


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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