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TA with SEN experience

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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!

Teaching Personnel are currently representing a large Primary School in the South of Sheffield. We are currently seeking an experienced support staff member to support children with Special Educational Needs. This role could involve working across Key Stages, but will be mainly based in KS1. The school has an Integrated Resource Unit and a Sensory Room, which may be used to support the children you will be working with. We are looking for a patient and caring individual, who is comfortable supporting on a 1:1 basis.

You will work with SEN students identified with ASC (autistic spectrum condition), children with mental health issues and 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. As some children may express challenging behaviour, we are looking for someone who can follow behaviour policies and additional training such as Team Teach may be beneficial for the role.

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. You will need to take into account children's learning styles and what motivates them to stay engaged, using positive behaviour management. We have a leading CPD Academy to support staff members who wish to develop their skills further.

Our ideal SEN Teaching Assistant would be;

  • experienced supporting children with ASC/Speech and Language/BESD
  • 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 across the Key Stages

Teaching Personnel can offer you;

  • up to £65 a day, depending on your previous roles
  • a dedicated, specialist consultant working for you
  • full 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 3343 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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