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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Required

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Job description

The head of a truly progressive SEN school in Newport is looking for an experienced, dedicated and personable SEN Teaching Assistant to join their team on a full-time basis. The school caters for Students aged 3-19 with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Global Delay, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and SEMH. You will be employed to support within a KS2 class.

Further details of the role:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant – KS2
  • Working on a 1:1 basis  with a designated pupil in classrooms with typically 7-8 students
  • GBP57-GBP65 per day with the opportunity to increase as the year goes on
  • Hugely supportive and friendly team of staff at every level
  • Training is also provided for the right individual

Person Specification

  • A genuine interest and enjoyment in working with students, educators, schools and learning.
  • Commitment to providing a supporting environment for students, particularly vulnerable students and/or those with special educational needs.
  • Prepared to support students with mobility difficulties.
  • Prepared to attend to student’s personal requirements and physical care if required.
  • To have experience of working with children with Specific Learning Difficulties. E.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia.
  • To have a working knowledge of at least one Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • A willingness to embrace a growth mind set.
  • A motivated individual who can inspire.
  • The ability to ‘absorb’ the challenges of the day and still maintain high standards of professionalism.
  • A team player putting students first and working with colleagues efficiently and effectively; recognising the ‘greater good’.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • A genuine interest and enjoyment in working with students, educators, schools and learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and tenacity.
  • Confident, assertive and able to thrive in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to motivate pupils through a variety of methods, including competition, rewards, sanctions and the setting of SMART goals.
  • Ability to interpret and track student progress through the use of data.
  • Ability to successfully encourage students to achieve their academic and recreational potential.
  • Commitment to provide a supporting and challenging environment for students, particularly pupil premium students including those with Special Educational Needs.
  • Commitment to individual continuous professional development, wanting to ‘get better’ by building on strengths but also recognising development areas and actively seeking to improve them.

If you feel you have any of the skills shown above please feel free to contact Matt our SEN specialist, we would love to hear from you.

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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