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Special educational needs teaching assistant

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Job description

An exciting opportunity to join the staff of a highly successful SEN school as a Teaching Assistant. This is a full time position to start asap!

The roles and responsibilities for the position include:

  • To provide additional input (e.g. withdrawal 1:1 or of small groups) where appropriate, delivering intervention programmes.
  • To support named pupils in improving motivation, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Under the guidance of the Head of Learning Support, maintain SEN records pertaining to named pupils.
  • To advise staff about named pupils specific SEN/LDD needs; identifying potential barriers and suggesting strategies and resources.
  • To support teachers in implementing specific teaching programmes.
  • To work pro-actively with all other members of staff to ensure the care and safety of all children.
  • To attend staff meetings, as appropriate.
  • To identify personal training needs and to attend appropriate internal and external in-service training.

The experience and skills required for this role include:


  • A good basic education to GCSE level in English and Maths, or the equivalent.
  • A willingness to undertake further training.
  • Experience of working with children.
  • The ability to relate well to children and adults and establish positive relationships.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • A basic understanding of child development and learning processes.
  • A basic awareness of policy/legislation relating to safeguarding and health and safety.
  • A positive approach and the ability to encourage and enthuse.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Good use of own initiative and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Effective time management.
  • Patience and the ability to be calm under pressure.


  • Further relevant qualifications, (e.g., NVQ, Teaching Assistant Qualification, specific training relating to learning difficulties and/ or disabilities).
  • Experience of working with children in an educational environment.
  • Experience of working with children with SEN and/or disabilities.
  • A working knowledge of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • A working knowledge of relevant policies and legislation (e.g., safeguarding).

If you would like to apply for this role, please contact George ASAP!

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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