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Date Added: Fri 24/05/2024

SEN - Sen Teaching Assistant

Plymouth, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £13.07 per hour, Inc benefits

Job Title: Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Contract Type: Full-time - September Start Salary: £85 per day

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on children’s lives? As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you’ll play a crucial role in supporting children with diverse learning needs, including those with learning disabilities and those who have experienced trauma. Here’s how you can contribute:

  1. Personalised Support:

    • Offer 1:1 assistance to pupils with special educational needs, adapting teaching techniques to foster their confidence and independence.
    • Understand the unique challenges faced by children with learning disabilities and provide tailored support.
  2. Collaboration and Planning:

    • Work closely with teachers to plan and deliver activities.
    • Support pupils during transitions and daily routines, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment.
  3. Emotional Well-being and Trauma-Informed Care:

    • Help pupils regulate their behaviour and emotions, especially those who have experienced trauma.
    • Encourage positive interactions and social skills, creating a supportive atmosphere.
  4. Assessment and Holistic Approach:

    • Contribute to formal SEND assessments, considering both academic and emotional aspects.
    • Share valuable insights with families and home schools, promoting a holistic understanding of each child’s needs.
  5. Swift Return to Education:

    • Our goal is to facilitate a swift return to long-term education settings, even for children who require additional emotional support.
  6. Teamwork and Compassion:

    • Collaborate with other teaching assistants, teachers, and support staff.
    • Experience the fulfillment of making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.


  • Compassion, patience, and flexibility.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A genuine interest in helping children succeed.
  • Prior experience in schools, education settings, or alternative provisions, especially with trauma-informed care, is necessary.

Why Join Us?

  • Make a tangible difference in the lives of children with special educational needs.
  • Collaborate with a supportive team that values your expertise.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

If you are dedicated to supporting children’s learning and well-being, we encourage you to apply! Please submit your CV, and we look forward to speaking with you.

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