Teaching Assistant - Special Educational Needs

Location: Aylesbury
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SD HP17
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Role: Teaching Assistant - Special Education Needs 

Job Type: Full Time (Part Time Postitions Available) 

Location: Aylesbury 

Pay: £77 - £90 + £50 Referral + PAYE 


We are currently in a close partnership with a Special Educational Needs Secondary School in Aylesbury who are looking for Teaching Assistants to join their team.

As we know working with young people can be a very rewarding but, at times, a challenging experience that requires patience, adaptability and a can-do attitude.

The role of the SEND Teaching & Support Assistant is to support young people with an identified Special Educational need or disability. You will aid in removing the barriers impacting a young person's ability to access the curriculum, engage in learning and enable them to reach their full potential.

Experience working with young people would be beneficial, but we would welcome applications from candidates who have a background in supporting those with additional needs or care work.

This is an ideal opportunity to progress your career especially if you want to make a change and have a desire to work with and improve outcomes of young people.

The School

This school in Amersham is a very successful school. Categorised as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, they are looking for a colleague who wishes to work in a positive, friendly and caring environment. The school is a heavily oversubscribed secondary special school situated in Amersham. They are very proud of the fact that we were the first school in this county to gain specialist SEN College status and our designation is for Communication and Interaction. Every pupil at this school has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). 


A SEND Teaching & Support Assistant will

  • Build and maintain successful relationships with young people.
  • Support a named pupil or a group of students in traditional and non-traditional learning environments
  • Offer a supportive approach in a role-modelling/mentoring capacity
  • Assist learners with their physical, personal care or medical needs promoting independence
  • Implement specific educational programmes for young people.
  • Deliver activities to small groups of identified young people.
  • Record observations on young people's behaviour and progress
  • Experience of behaviour that challenges


In addition, Protocol Education can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • FREE continued professional development training (CPD) including Team Teach
  • The opportunity for you to network and meet an array of schools, allowing you to work in both SEND and mainstream, Primary or Secondary schools (if preferred) 
  • Ongoing honest, friendly, and professional support from our dedicated team of experts
  • A £50 bonus if you introduce someone new to Protocol Education, as a thank you.


We would be really interested to hear from candidates who have experience working in settings such as, youth offending services, the emergency services, residential care homes, youth services creative industries, sports coaching or graduates of Drama, Psychology or Sports Studies.

The Protocol Education SEND Team really excels at looking after individuals that come on board and work with us. We won't treat you like a number or place you into any old work, we are in it for the long haul and want you to progress, reach your full potential and be happy in your work.

Protocol Education adheres to the following from its Support workers and Teachers. A DBS certificate with a live subscription to the update service or be willing to get one Two professional references within the last three years Someone who is committed to the safeguarding of young people.


If this job role interests you, please submit your CV below, or emailo Abi at abigail.king@protocol-education.com


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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