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SEN Teaching Assistant

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SEN Primary Teaching Assistant

This is a LIVE role to start as soon as schools return!

I am currently working with a two-form-entry primary school near Horsforth, Leeds, who are looking for a specialist SEN teaching assistant to work 1-1 with a pupil in year 2 in September 2021.

As schools have been closed for over eight weeks with very little formal teaching taking place, pupils will be faced with a number of challenges when they return to school both emotionally and educationally. Working as a teaching assistant you will be required to support this pupils transition back into the classroom by having a calm and reassuring manner, liaising with parents and carers about the child's behaviours and emotions and by being encouraging and pro-active with them. The pupil is in the process of being diagnosed autistic and requires additional support in class to remain focused and manage behaviour outbursts that can disrupt class learning

Ideal Candidate

  • Be available to start work as soon as schools re-open
  • Hold at least a Level 2 or 3 qualification 
  • Have a calm and patient manner with the ability to think on your feet
  • Be engaging and enthusiastic towards students progress at all levels
  • Have experience working with children and young people (special educational needs experience is not essential)
  • Be looking to pursue a career in education
  • Have the right to work in the UK 
  • Hold an advanced DBS on the Update Service or be willing to apply for one, Teaching Personnel can support with this.

With schools unable to do their own recruitment for long term positions starting in September 2021, there has never been a better time to register with Teaching Personnel. If you think the above position is what you have been looking for or would like to find out more about this position and the other opportunities available through Teaching Personnel, then please apply via the link below or contact Rav the Leeds Bradford Primary Team.

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.

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