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SEN Teaching Assistant – Primary school - Portsmouth

We require SEN experienced staff for live roles in the Gosport area. Our Primary schools have expressed a growing need for staff who are experienced in dealing with SEN children, whether it be professionally or through personal experience. We need support staff to offer class-wide support or perform a 1:1 role with specific pupils, depending on the school’s requirements. Experience in managing small groups of pupils is preferential also.

Specific experience with Behavioural, Physical & Emotional difficulties is sought after, as many of the schools have SEN pupils across a range of disabilities. This promises to be an incredibly rewarding role that would see disadvantaged pupils getting the attention and focus they need.

These roles are available on a full-time or part-time basis and we hope to see applicants who are immediately looking to work or are looking to start a role from after Easter.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have SEN experience or be personally familiar with SEN individuals.
  • Be patient & empathetic whilst able to push students to achieve their best.
  • Be an imaginative, problem solver and good communicator.
  • Be ready to make a profound difference in pupil’s education.
  • Be able to lead as well as be a team player.

The benefits of the role include:

  • Excellent chance to build a relationship and career with ‘outstanding’ Hampshire schools.
  • Unrivalled access to Primary schools in the Greater Portsmouth area.
  • Dedicated personal consultant.
  • Pension scheme & competitive pay
  • Fantastic experience for a graduate working towards their PGCE.


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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