SEN Teaching Assistant


Post: SEN Learning support assistant

Salary: Range 1B (£17,383 - £19,049) pro rata

Hours: Full time (32 hours per week – 38 weeks)

Responsible to SENCo / Deputy Headteacher / Headteacher / Class Teacher


  •          To work under the direct supervision of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher to support access to learning for pupils.
  •          To provide specific support for children with special educational needs. Support for the pupils
  •          By undertaking teaching and learning activities with individuals or groups and promoting independent learning.
  •          To establish good relationships with pupils acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  •           Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils
  •           Encourage pupils to interact and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  •          Recognise and respond to equal opportunities issues as they arise having regard for school policy

Provide pastoral support to pupils


  •       Collect and supervise pupils withdrawn from, or otherwise not working to, a normal timetable
  •       Attend to pupils’ personal needs and provide advice to assist in their emotional, social, health and hygiene development
  •         Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem
  •       Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc. Support for the teacher
  •       Contribute to the selection and preparation of teaching resources which meet the needs and interests of the pupils.
  •         Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  •       Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with other staff, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
  •       Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies
  •         Gather information from parents as directed.
  •        Provide clerical support as directed, for example; photocopying, filing, laminating. Support for the curriculum
  •       Support pupils to understand instructions.
  •       Support pupils with learning strategies as directed by the class teacher e.g. in literacy and numeracy.
  •       Support pupils using basic ICT.
  •         Prepare and maintain equipment and resources as directed by the teacher.
  •       To be aware of and follow guidelines and procedures relating to child protection, behaviour and relationships, safeguarding, health and safety and security, data protection, reporting concerns to the appropriate staff.
  •           Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the school.
  •           Attend relevant meetings as required.
  •       Participate in training and professional development opportunities.
  •       To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  •       To work constructively as part of a team and understand class room roles and responsibilities including your own position in all of these.



Person Specification




Experience/ Qualifications:

  •   A good standard of numeracy and literacy skills
  •   Evidence of working/ volunteering in primary school to support children’s learning
  •   GCSE in English and Maths
  •   Recent experience of working with children
  •   Experience of working with a range of special educational needs


NVQ2 or NVQ3 in relevant field (e.g. supporting learning)

  •   Experience of working with a range of special educational needs
  •   Experience of working in a multicultural setting
  •   Experience of supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs
  •   First Aid training

Personal Qualities:

  •   Effective communication skills – both verbally and in writing
  •   Team player – ability to work closely with colleagues
  •   Sense of humour
  •   High expectations of him/herself and others ·


  •   Ability to take initiative
  •   Eagerness to learn/ undertake professional development
  •   Reflective



For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Coyle here