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SEN Teaching Assistant - Closing date - 12-07-2024

Job description: Leading SEN Teaching Assistant

Job details Leading SEN Teaching Assistant

Salary: B1-B2 £16,008 - £16,899

Hours: Term Time 32.5 hours per week

Contract type: full time, permanent

Reporting to: Co Headteachers


Main purpose

To lead a SEN base supporting children from nursery to primary age (KS1/LKS2) This will involve working with a lead teacher to plan and deliver activities and supporting pupils with primarily communication needs.

Duties and responsibilities

Supporting pupils

Build positive relationships with pupils, promoting high self-esteem and independence

Adapt communication style to respond to pupils according to their individual needs

Support pupils with their social, emotional and mental health needs, escalating concerns where appropriate

Promote high standards of behaviour, responding to incidents in line with the school’s behaviour policy and guidelines on physical intervention

Assist with the development and delivery of individual education and support plans

Adhering to individual SEN support plans and/or individual behavior plans.

Support children over lunchtime (half hour lunch duty)



Teaching and learning

Contribute to the planning of differentiated learning activities for individual or small groups of pupils with special educational needs (SEN), delivering activities inside or outside the classroom

Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning

Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning  

Through observations, provide regular feedback to teachers on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning

Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Monitor, record and report on progress and attainment

Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school

Follow an individual learning support plan.



Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

Share knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision

Communicate effectively with parents and carers under the direction of teachers

Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers

Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues


Professional development

  • Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness
  • Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school
  • Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures



Other areas of responsibility


Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school


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