Teaching Assistant - SEND

Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SEN TA-BN26
Salary: £77 - 90 per day + PAYE + £50 referral bonus
Job Published: 3 months ago



Position: SEN Teaching Assistant


We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Teaching Assistant with SEN experience to join a well established SEN school in polegate. As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the learning and development of our pupils, promoting their independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils.
  • Promote pupils' independence, self-esteem, and social inclusion.
  • Provide support to pupils, individually or in groups, enabling them to access the curriculum, participate in learning, and experience a sense of achievement.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning:

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement for all pupils.
  • Promote, support, and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation in learning and extracurricular activities.
  • Implement effective behaviour management strategies in accordance with the school's policy.
  • Support class teachers in maintaining a good and safe learning environment.
  • Organize and manage teaching space and resources to create a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Observe pupil performance and provide feedback to the class teacher.
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable.
  • Utilize ICT skills to enhance pupils' learning.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by the class teacher.


  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording, and reporting of pupil performance and progress.
  • Familiarize yourself with lesson plans and prepare the classroom for lessons.

Working with Colleagues and Other Professionals:

  • Communicate effectively with staff members, pupils, parents, and carers under the guidance of the class teacher.
  • Share knowledge and understanding of pupils with other school staff and relevant professionals to inform decision-making on interventions and provision.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers, to support pupils' needs.
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues.

Whole-School Organization, Strategy, and Development:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the school's policies and practices.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.

Health and Safety:

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils by following safeguarding requirements and the school's child protection policy.
  • Provide care and support to children who are upset or have had accidents.
  • Report any health and safety concerns according to the school's policy.

Professional Development:

  • Keep knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date through reflection and professional development opportunities.
  • Take part in the school's appraisal procedures.
  • Work towards acquiring the appropriate skills, qualifications, and experience needed for the role with support from the school.

Personal and Professional Conduct:

  • Uphold public trust in the education profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour.
  • Adhere to the school's ethos, policies, and practices.
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes, values, and behaviours to develop effective relationships with the school community.
  • Respect individual differences and cultural diversity.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other relevant qualification in nursery work or childcare (or willingness to work towards a qualification if not already held).
  • GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and math’s.
  • Experience of working with children or young people with SEN, such as autism, social, emotional

If you fit the criteria and are interested, please submit your CV below.

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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