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SEN Teaching Assistant

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We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work on a 1-1 basis with a SEN student at a school in Penzance. This role will be full time, Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 3.30pm during term time. This role will be to start as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years SEN experience and will be confident within a school setting. Communication skills are very important in this role as they will help you to quickly build a strong relationship with the student.

 You will be responsible for helping the student with their learning activities and encouraging them to work to their highest possible standard, this will include helping to build their confidence with topics they struggle with. You will need to be creative with your learning methods to help ensure the student is engaged with their learning activities. Instructions need to be clear and should be given in a way in which the student will understand. The student has a flexible learning opportunities, if they are struggling within the classroom due to noise levels or any other distractions you will be able to take them out of the classroom and into a quiet room or even outdoors if the weather is nice to ensure that they receive their learning in an environment in which they are comfortable in. You will need to communicate often with the class teacher on the students’ progress so work can be tailored to the level in which they are working at. You may be required to adapt the student’s work if there is a topic they are specifically struggling with, this may involve printing additional work sheets or using different learning resources available to you. There may be times you are required to communication with the SENCO regarding the student’s education plan (IEPs) and so you can be aware of any confidential matters regarding the student which may impact their learning.  

The ideal candidate will be aware of Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning and Equal Opportunities policies. Organisational and time management skills are very important in this role as a lack of these skills could distress the student. You will also need a Child Workforce DBS which can be completed during the recruitment process.

We can offer you an enthusiastic team who will help you through your application process and offer you continuous opportunities to build your career. Free safeguarding and prevention training and additional CPD training at a discounted rate. We can offer flexible working patterns to candidates, along with an online diary to help keep your schedule organised and to keep us updated on your availability. Experience with working with SEN is desired.

To find out more, please email a copy of your CV and a short email with a description of what you’re looking for to:

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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