Creative Classroom Assistant

Location: Sunderland
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: CCAGH02072024
Salary: £83.85 - 100.00 per day + Free Training, £50 refer a friend, No payroll fee
Job Published: 11 days ago

Calling All Creative Minds! Exciting Career Opportunity at a Special Needs School in Sunderland

Are you a creative individual with a passion for art, music, or acting? Do you also have experience as a support worker or teaching assistant? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at a special needs school in Sunderland.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals, eager to utilise their creative talents in the unique environment of a special needs school. As a support worker or teaching assistant, you will play a crucial role in nurturing creativity and developing students' abilities in a dynamic sensory setting.

In this role, you will be responsible for improving hand-eye coordination, speech and language skills, social and communication abilities, independence, and cognitive processes. You will also have the opportunity to explore various subjects, such as cooking, art, and music.

Key Details:

  • Position: Teaching Assistant
  • Location: Sunderland
  • Hours: Full-time, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Rate of Pay: £83.85 for a 6.5 hour day
  • Benefits: Opportunities for career growth and development, inclusive and supportive work environment

Role Overview:

As a support worker/teaching assistant at our special needs school, you will engage students through dynamic activities, including music, art, physical education, and cooking. Your focus will be on providing personalised support and improving students' communication and hand-eye coordination. You will also assist with sensory integration in the classroom and collaborate with teachers to assess students' abilities and progress. Your contributions will help create a nurturing and inclusive environment that aligns with the school's principles and policies.


  • Engage students through dynamic activities, including music, art, physical education, and cooking
  • Provide personalised support and focus on improving students' communication and hand-eye coordination
  • Assist with sensory integration in the classroom
  • Collaborate with teachers to assess students' abilities and progress
  • Ensure adherence to the school's principles and policies


  • Previous experience working with children
  • Commitment to promoting students' learning and development
  • A strong passion for making a positive impact and meaningfully influencing students

If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding role, we invite you to submit your CV to or call us on 0191 279 7270. We aim to review applications within 24 hours. Your opportunity to bring creativity to the forefront of education starts here!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further 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.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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