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Teaching Assistant SEN

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Teaching Personnel are currently seeking an experienced support staff member to support children with Special Educational Needs within a mainstream school. 

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;

  • weekly pay through PAYE
  • a dedicated, specialist consultant working for you
  • full/part 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 

For more information, please contact the Sheffield Primary Branch or click to apply and forward your full CV. 


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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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