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SEN Teaching Assistant

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Job description

We are seeking qualified KS1 Specialist Teaching Assistants to work with SEN support in Classrooms.

We have a number of schools across Selby and the surrounding areas using our provision of quality Teaching Assistants help with a variety of needs. As such, we are expanding our team.

The challenging and varied role of an SEN Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and step in to the education sector.

As a Teaching Assistant, your role may vary from day to day, and can included 121 support for pupils with Special Education Needs, delivering maths and English booster sessions for small groups or general classroom duties, assisting the teacher in setting up activities and general admin tasks.

Job titles are known as:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • 121 SEN Support worker
  • SEN Specialist
  • Behaviour Mentor
  • GTA / General Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • HLTA / Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Your duties will depend on your experience, but may include (and not be limited to):

  • Delivering tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Ensuring that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Supporting the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • Supporting the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Helping with the planning of some lessons
  • Carrying out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
  • Creating art displays of pupils' artwork
  • With experience, you might be able to take on a specialism such as literacy, numeracy or SEN

Working hours

The working hours will depend solely on the role you are placed in, but is usually limited to around 35 hours per week inline with school opening times. You have control and choice over the bookings you accept, and therefore have control of your own working hours.


  • Working as a Teaching Assistant through Teaching Personnel, you will receive a daily rate, which will be paid weekly
  • The daily rate will vary between GBP57 and GBP70, depending on your level of experience and the demands or the role


Required Qualifications

Although routes into Teaching Assistant roles are varied, you will usually need a combination of relevant experience and qualifications.

Typically, we want one of the following:

  • BA Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion
  • BA Early Childhood Studies
  • BA Education Studies
  • CACHE Level  2 / 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 / 3 Childcare

To work with children, young people and vulnerable groups, you will need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Skills, you need:

  • good communication and listening skills
  • the ability to build and maintain rapport with adults and children
  • calmness under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • You may also need relevant language skills depending on the service users and communities you support


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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