SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Sittingbourne
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: Meadowfield me9 19.5
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: 11 days ago

Special Needs Teaching Assistants Needed!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the live of children with severe, profound and complex needs, including autism? Do you thrive in a challenging yet rewarding environment? If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you!

Protocol Education are working with an esteemed school in Sittingbourne who are dedicated to providing an exceptional education and support to pupils with a wide range of needs. We are currently seeking skilled and compassionate Special Needs Teaching Assistants to join the school with an immediate start available.

Position: Special Needs Teaching Assistant
Salary: £77-90 per day (depending on experience)

This role is temporary with the potential to become permanent.

As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in helping the students develop into confident, resilient, and independent young adults. Your commitment and education will make a real difference in their lives.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting the classroom teacher in delivering tailored lessons and activities
  • Provide 1:1 support to students, fostering their individual growth
  • Promote inclusion and create a nurturing and supportive learning environment
  • Help set challenging yet realistic targets for each child's development
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the holistic well-being of students
  • Encourage independence and empower students to reach their full potential


  • Previous experience working with children, either in schools or similar settings i.e. residential/ care homes
  • Previous experience as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant is highly desirable but not essential 
  • Knowledge of working with pupils with severe, profound and complex needs, including autism
  • Passionate about creating a positive impact on the lives of children
  • Patience, empathy, and excellent communication skills

The school can offer:

  • A warm and inclusive working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Competitive daily rate based on experience
  • The chance to be part of a dedicated team making a real difference

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the development of exceptional students, apply now! Join the team as they work together to support every pupil in becoming confident, resilient and independent young adults.

To apply, attach your most recent CV covering at least 10 years work history.

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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