Location: Lewes
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: Ropemakersbn8
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: 13 days ago

Do you have the passion and dedication to support students with diverse needs? Are you committed to fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere where every student feels valued? Are you excited about the prospect of helping students build confidence, resilience, and self-esteem?

If so, then this is the job for you! A partner school – which is set in a wonderful, expansive and picturesque site in Hailsham – are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Teaching Assistant to support children with social, emotional, and mental health need (SEMH). The school are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for every student, nurturing their potential and supporting their individual needs.


Position: SEN TA - SEMH

Location: Hailsham 

Hours: Full time

Salary: £12.90 - 13.50 per hour



  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Refer a friend £50 bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with special educational needs.
  • A team of professional and experienced consultants to guide you.
  • Opportunity to work within a supportive, inclusive school environment
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities through CPD courses and training sessions with the school.


Role Overview

The successful candidate will work closely with students, providing tailored support to meet their individual needs and facilitate their academic and personal development. As an SEMH TA, you will play a pivotal role in creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and supported.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one and small group support to students with SEMH needs, assisting with academic tasks and promoting positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, promoting self-esteem, confidence, and resilience.
  • Collaborate with teachers and support staff to deliver exciting and engaging learning experiences.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of lessons, adapting materials and activities to accommodate students' diverse learning needs.


  • A genuine passion for supporting the educational and emotional development of vulnerable students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, colleagues, and parents/carers.
  • Flexibility, patience, and resilience in managing challenging situations and behaviours.
  • Previous experience working with children with SEMH needs is desirable but not necessary.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young learners and eager to contribute to a dynamic educational environment, we would love to hear from you!

Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.


About Protocol Education:

At Protocol Education, we provide quality education solutions and supporting schools in delivering outstanding learning experiences. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to contribute to students’ development and engage in the vibrant school community. Whether you’re an experienced professional or starting your journey, we’re here to help you succeed.

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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