Special Needs Creative Teaching Assistant

Location: Gateshead
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SENCATAGH100123
Salary: £70 - 80 per day + Free Training, £250 refer a friend, No payroll fee
Job Published: 28 days ago

Protocol Education are currently recruiting teaching assistants from creative backgrounds such as art, music or performing arts to work in an outstanding primary special needs school in Gateshead to start ASAP (DBS dependent). This particular school are looking for teaching assistants that are keen to apply their creative skills on a one-to-one basis and within lessons that encourage engagement and help students access the work in a more focused approach.

Whilst experience is useful it isn’t a requirement, this school are looking for individuals that are passionate about working in education and comfortable working with special needs. For all successful applications, the school like to invest in their staff and will provide on-site training throughout the role. As a teaching assistant you will be working in class of 6 – 8 students supporting students throughout the day in class and on a one to basis.

You will be required to follow tailored curriculum, support students academically and socially and provide support in lessons such as music, art, cooking, and numeracy & literacy. Within a special needs school, you will work with a range of needs that include speech & language, mild autism, physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

The role:

Full time role

  • Monday to Friday (8:30 -15:30)
  • Located in Gateshead
  • Working in an outstanding primary special needs school, with the option of secondary students if you prefer
  • Supporting students on a one-to-one basis and being part of a designated class
  • Teaching vocabulary and numeracy in a creative approach
  • Assisting the teacher in lessons such as sensory play, music, art and cooking
  • Following students individualised plans and helps students reach their target
  • Opportunity to be trained


  • Experienced consultant
  • Free training to support you in your role
  • No umbrella companies
  • Competitive pay

If this sounds like you. Don't delay, apply today!

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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