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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils in education? 

Many children and young people across the UK have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The most vulnerable and disadvantaged children have been disproportionately affected by school closures, and pre-existing attainment gaps between pupils have only become more ingrained. In order to help mitigate these adverse implications, the government has allocated additional funding to schools, allowing them to take on additional teaching staff to support lessons. 

Teaching Personnel are working with several schools in South Sheffield & Chesterfield to help fill these open teaching assistant vacancies. Teaching Personnel are also currently working alongside two large education trusts in Chesterfield who are actively seeing to hire for after the Easter break.

Daily Rate: GBP65-80 per day (Dependent on experience) 

Typical hours: 8:30 – 3:30

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Supporting the teacher to plan and deliver creative and engaging lessons 
  • Working 1:1 and in small groups with pupils who require additional mentoring, such as those with SEN and EAL profiles 
  • Adopting behavioural management strategies to minimise classroom disruption 
  • Monitoring pupil progress and achievements 
  • Supervising children during lunchtime; coordinating and playing with the children 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Level 2 (+) TA Qualification (or equivalent) 
  • Experience working with children and a thorough understanding of the complexity of child development and education 
  • Availability to start work in the upcoming months 
  • Commitment to securing outstanding progress for all learners 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

Why use Teaching Personnel (TP)? 

  • TP are market leaders in education recruitment, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry! 
  • TP can offer competitive daily rates (dependent on experience), a generous pension scheme, ongoing opportunities for professional development via our online portal, and safe working practice 
  • Successful candidates will be offered free child protection and PREVENT training. 

Registration with Teaching Personnel is free of cost. 

All successful candidates will be required to fund a DBS certification on the update service. This involves a one-off payment of GBP40 followed by yearly fees of GBP13. DBS Certification is an essential for ALL work in childcare settings. 

If you are interested in the role, please contact Kate in the Sheffield Primary Team via email  or call 0114 241 3340. Alternatively, please submit a full CV via the link below! 


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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 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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