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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Are you looking to start your career in education and need experience?

The School

This school supports young students with complex learning difficulties and/or autism spectrum disorder. Staff work closely with parents and guardians to agree achievements for each child to work towards, based on their needs and abilities. This helps to create a fun yet challenging environment and is centred around the progression of each pupil.
The school is easily accessible by car via Radcliffe or Farnworth and simple to find on the 524 bus route.

The Role

As a Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with the students in the classroom supporting them on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis depending on their specific needs. You will ensure their interaction and engagement in lessons and help them will explanations/ understanding where necessary. Some students may need further assistance in terms of behaviour support and personal care.
School days run from 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and you will be paid an hourly rate of GBP9.50 for 6 hours of lessons.

Please be aware roles through Teaching Personnel are recruited on a supply/temp basis however our schools often require long term and even permanent support.


As you are working with children who have special educational needs, your approach to them must be caring, patient and understanding, creating a safe and non-judgemental environment to enhance their development.
Any candidates with knowledge of BSL/ Makaton/ PECS/ Autism Awareness or other relevant training would be ideal but not obligatory.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain classroom experience due to wanting to pursue a career in teaching, or even if you enjoy supporting children. We consider all experience both professional and personal and actively support your journey into education.

Please be aware all candidates MUST have an enhanced, child only DBS which is registered to the update service, or be willing to obtain one through Teaching Personnel.


Teaching Personnel offer expert advice from their specialist staff, many of whom have a background in Education or Child Workforce, and can help you to make the most beneficial choices for your career.
Our COD Academy offers an unrivalled amount of training courses, available to you for your own personal development and all at an 80% reduced rate.
Our PAYE payroll system means your wage is your full take home pay and we pay the LIVING WAGE, not the national minimum.

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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