SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Barnet
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: 98689
Salary: £425 - 500 per week
Job Published: 13 days ago


Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) Location: Barnet, London Commencement Date: September 2024 Work Schedule: Full-time

Overview: As a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA), you'll collaborate closely with class teachers, SENCOs, and SEN Managers to provide vital support to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Your role will involve offering individualized assistance to help these students thrive academically and socially, both independently and in group settings. From academic support to fostering social skills and concentration, you'll play a key role in enabling these students to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tailored support to students with SEND, particularly focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Assist in the implementation of individualized education plans (IEPs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs).
  • Cultivate an inclusive and supportive learning environment where every student feels valued.
  • Collaborate effectively with teachers, therapists, and support staff to ensure comprehensive student development.
  • Offer assistance with academic tasks, communication, social skills, and emotional regulation.
  • Monitor student progress and offer constructive feedback to the teaching team.
  • Maintain accurate records of student achievements and challenges.
  • Encourage independence and self-confidence among students with special needs.


  • Preferably, prior experience as a Teaching Assistant, especially in a special education context.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Compassionate and patient approach towards supporting students with diverse learning needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possession of or willingness to obtain an enhanced DBS check.
  • Comfortable in maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Previous experience working with children with special educational needs is highly desirable (though not mandatory).
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with SEN.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

If you believe you possess the qualities required for this role, we encourage you to apply now. For further details, please contact Roberta at 020 3219 7731 or email

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.

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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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