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Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant - Cardiff

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Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant

Daily Rate: £54-£65 per day

Our Specialist SEN Branch here at Teaching Personnel are currently working in partnership with a large SEN school situated in Ely, Cardiff. They are currently looking for candidates who have an interest in working with pupils who have a wide range of additional learning needs (ALN) including Autism, Moderate Learning Needs, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties. Worried you do not have specific experience? not to worry! We are looking for candidates who have the right personality and a keen interest in ALN

The school:

The school is a large 3-19 SEN school. They work collaboratively to implement and embed a curriculum that not only enables the children to flourish but to have their individual needs met in the highest regard. The school caters for children who have a wide rate of additional learning needs that include: Autism, Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties and Complex Medical Needs. They work together to ensure the pupils are happy and that they enjoy their learning experiences every day.

The role:

The role is to work as a SEN Teaching Assistant within a Special School supporting an adapted curriculum across key stages in a 3-19 provision. You will be supporting the Teacher in a class with no more than 8 pupils in each class who have a wide range of additional learning needs. Within these classes you will be supporting learning which could also include personal care.

The successful candidate:

  • Will have some experience in supporting additional learning needs either in a personal or professional capacity.
  • Will ideally but not essential be a Sports, Psychology, Music or SEN student.
  • Will need to be available Monday- Friday 8:30-4pm
  • Will be confident handling challenging behaviour
  • Will be able to use your initiative in situations that may challenge some.

Previous experience in schools is not essential as training will be provided. If you've had previous experience in supporting SEN or have always had an interest in doing so then please still get in touch. If this sounds like a role for you then please get in touch with Bethan our SEN Branch Manager at your earliest convenience on 020290 660270 or email

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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