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SEN Teaching Assistant - Primary

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Are you a Teaching Assistant with experience supporting children with Special Educational Needs? Then this could be the role for you!

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our vivacious and hard-working staff.  You will work with SEN students identified with ASC (autistic spectrum condition) or children needing speech and language support, on both a 1:1 basis and with small groups and will contribute towards a purposeful learning environment by supporting classroom teachers in teaching and learning. The school are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant to support SEN in their Early Years Setting, so experience working with children in Nursery/Reception would be beneficial. 

The ideal candidate will have some experience of working with SEN and will have outstanding inter-personal skills. You will need to be patient and sensitive with the ability to encourage and motivate children as well as being able to work effectively in a team. Experience of ASC and current phonics schemes will be advantageous, but not essential if you are willing to develop your skills and attend training. You will need to take into account children's learning styles and what motivates them to stay engaged, using positive behaviour management. We do offer a Team Teach course to support our staff with their behaviour management techniques. 

Our ideal SEN Teaching Assistant would be;

  • experienced supporting children with ASC/Speech and Language/SEN 
  • have a good knowledge of behaviour management techniques 
  • be patient and sensitive 
  • be able to motivate children who are disengaged from their learning 
  • experienced supporting children in the Early Years/KS1 setting 

Teaching Personnel can offer you;

  • a dedicated, specialist consultant working for you
  • full/part time work 
  • work with schools who work exclusively with Teaching Personnel
  • access to our CPD Academy to develop your skills further
  • support at interview stage with our experienced staff and interview guides 

Want to know more?

If you are committed to raising the standards of education and feel that you are the right candidate for this role then  please send your CV and cover letter to to be considered or call 0114 241 3340 for more information.

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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