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Specialist Teaching Assistant

  1. Primary SEN Support
  2. Sheffield
Date posted : 27/05/24
  1. Flexible Working
£83.85 - 95.00 per day

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Specialist Teaching Assistant Opportunity in Sheffield!

Position: Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location: Sheffield

About Us: Our schools in Sheffield are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students. We strive to ensure that every child, regardless of their needs, has the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential. As a Specialist Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), helping them overcome challenges and achieve their academic and personal goals.

Job Description: As a Specialist Teaching Assistant in Sheffield, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing targeted support to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), both in individual and group settings
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of individualized education plans (IEPs) and learning strategies tailored to each student's needs
  • Supporting classroom teachers in differentiating instruction and creating an inclusive learning environment
  • Monitoring student progress and providing regular feedback to teachers, parents, and other stakeholders
  • Collaborating with external professionals, such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational psychologists, to ensure comprehensive support for students
  • Participating in professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices in SEND education and support


  • Relevant experience working with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in an educational setting
  • NVQ Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or equivalent qualification
  • Strong understanding of SEND and strategies to support students with diverse needs
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Empathy, patience, and a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently, with a proactive and positive attitude


  • Competitive salary and opportunities for professional development
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students with SEND
  • Access to resources, training, and ongoing support to enhance your skills and career development

Join us in our mission to empower and support students with SEND, helping them to thrive and succeed in their educational journey. Apply now to become a valued member of our specialist team in Sheffield!

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [contact email/website link]. Application deadline: [insert deadline].

We look forward to welcoming you to our dedicated and compassionate school community in Sheffield!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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