Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location: Swindon
Job Type: Part Time
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: LD18/6/24 SEN TA
Salary: £12.90 - 14.00 per hour + PAYE/CPD/Refer a Teacher/TA Bonus £50
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Protocol Education is working alongside a dynamic and forward thinking special educational needs school in Swindon to appoint inspiring, dedicated individuals to work in the role of Specialist Teaching Assistant.

Start Date: September 2024

Advert Expires: Friday 12th June 2024

Employment Type: Both full and part time available 

Pay: £12.90 - £14 (dependent on experience)

The School

All children have special educational needs, with significant and complex barriers to learning, which include autism, sensory impairments, complex medical needs and physical disabilities. The broad and balanced curriculum is based on a pupil centred approach enabling every child to be included and encouraged, enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. The curriculum is based on National Curriculum Programmes of study for Early years, KS1-KS4. It is carefully designed to meet the needs of all children and reflects the schools Learning for Life ethos.

The Role:

  • Greeting pupils from their buses and bringing them into school
  • Settling the class into their tutor group
  • Supporting teachers in ensuring all pupils can access their curriculum
  • Movement and handling support of pupils as needed
  • Personal and medical care for pupils as needed - training provided
  • Supervising pupils at break and lunchtimes
  • Working closely with teachers to ensure all pupils are supported in school
  • Escort pupils onto their buses to go home

What the School can Offer

  • Friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Supportive school, committed to achieving exceptionally high standards.
  • An interesting, diverse and exciting career.
  • Small class sizes to allow you to give more time and individual attention to pupils.
  • A strong ethos and a commitment to collaborative working.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children and young people.
  • A sense of achievement at the end of a day.
  • Ongoing training in all areas of the role.
  • Variety to work across all ages of pupils.
  • Opportunities to continue with training in relevant areas of interest.


Previous experience working with SEN (specifically Autism) is preferred, however not essential. The school are more looking for people who show a genuine passion for supporting children and young people. Your personality and engaging personality will be essential to the role.


To apply for this role you must have right to work in the UK.

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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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