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Date Added: Mon 17/05/2021

SEND Teaching Assistant

Preston, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £9.99 - £12 / hourly

SEND Teaching Assistant

Preston, Lancashire

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications.  A minimum of a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent is required.  We only use P.A.Y.E, we do not operate with umbrella companies.

The role

Working as part of a dynamic and creative SEN team, the SEND Teaching Assistant will focus on promoting a variety of methods to communicate with young people and promote autonomy and independence, whilst also providing general classroom support for a class of 30 children.

The school

The school is a large school based in Preston and are looking for a committed and successful SEND Teaching Assistant to join their motivated team. 


  • To be considered for the SEND Teaching Assistant position, you will:
  • Have experience of working as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Be experienced in working with smaller nurture groups to boost attainment.
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff.
  • The ability to liaise with parents and teachers.
  • Be patient and supportive.
  • Be comfortable working on a group and 1:1 basis.
  • Ideally have experience delivering educational support.

Vision for education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. 

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. 

Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 

Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). 

Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. 

FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package. 

Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. 

Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. 

How to apply

If you are a SEND Teaching Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact our Preston primary team on 01772 669 322

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.


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