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Teaching Assistant - SEN

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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 a student with physical disabilities, who will require support using their wheelchair/frame/hoists. Prior experience is essential.

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 current phonics/Maths schemes will be advantageous, but not essential, as you will be supporting in core subject areas. We can offer additional training through our CPD Academy and will be running a Team Teach Course during the next school holiday. You will need to take into account children's learning styles and what motivates them to stay engaged, using positive behaviour management.


Our ideal SEN Teaching Assistant will;

  • be Moving and Handling trained
  • experienced supporting children with physical disabilities
  • be patient and sensitive
  • be able to motivate children who are disengaged from their learning
  • be able to support in core curriculum areas
  • have GCSE English/Maths (A-C)

Teaching Personnel can offer you;

  • daily rate of pay up to £65, depending on previous experience
  • a dedicated, specialist consultant working for you
  • full time work
  • work with schools who work exclusively with Teaching Personnel
  • unrivalled CPD opportunities including Team Teach
  • support at interview stage with our experienced staff and interview guides
  • 20 years experience within Educational Recruitment working in partnership with a large number of Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools
  • £50 refer a friend scheme

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 Yasmin Sims at Teaching Personnel Sheffield South Primary to be considered or call 0114 241 3343 for more information.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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