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SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£11.83 - 12.15 per hour


Permanent | Full Time



Location: South East England, Surrey, Guildford

Job Type: Permanent, expected to work Full-Time hours, term-time only.

Primary Industry: Education and Training

Salary: £11.83 - £12.15 Per hour

  • Provide support to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in a classroom setting
  • Assist the teacher in planning and delivering lessons tailored to the individual needs of SEN students
  • Work closely with students on a 1:1 basis, providing guidance and support
  • Implement behaviour management strategies to ensure a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Support students in developing their social and emotional skills
  • Help students with their academic progress and provide additional assistance when needed
  • Collaborate with the teacher and other professionals to create individual education plans for SEN students
  • Monitor and record the progress of students, providing feedback to the teacher and parents/guardians
  • Assist with the administration of assessments and examinations
  • Attend relevant training and professional development sessions to enhance knowledge and skills

Experience with SEN requirements or equivalent qualifications

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

Prior experience working with students with Special Educational Needs

  • Proactive and passionate about supporting SEN students
  • Excellent behaviour management skills
  • Ability to de-escalate challenging situations
  • Adaptability to cater to the specific needs of SEN students
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills to assist with planning and preparation

Additional qualifications or training related to Special Educational Needs

The SEN Teaching Assistant will primarily work in a classroom setting within an educational institution. The role may require occasional flexibility in working hours to accommodate student needs. The assistant may need to provide physical support to students and participate in training sessions as required. The role involves close collaboration with teachers, other professionals, and parents/guardians of SEN students.

Benefits include extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities and in-school training.

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.
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