Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant



Now Education are looking for enthusiastic Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants to work in SEND Schools in Burton-On-Trent. You will work with children that have challenging and often complex needs, and exhibit behaviours that prevent them from attending a mainstream school. You will need to use your passion for inspiring children to enjoy learning, encouraging them to take pride in their achievements, be confident in their abilities and play an active role in school life.


  • You must have a Teaching Assistant qualification or six months plus of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with SEN pupils.
  • Experience working with children with additional learning needs, special educational needs or disabilities.
  • You must have the patience to provide 1:1 support to children with SEN needs.
  • Have high expectations of pupils’ achievements and a commitment to excellent standards.
  • Work well as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to making learning exciting.
  • Have excellent communication skills with children and adults.
  • You must be able to apply for an Enhanced DBS or have a DBS certificate on the update service.


  • Supervise pupils with SEND and disabilities ensuring their safety and ability to access learning activities and understand the information presented.
  • Aid the execution of education plans suitable to each pupils’ learning objectives.
  • Build a trusting relationship with all pupils and communicate according to their understanding.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance, support diversity and ensure pupils have equal access to learning and development.
  • Promote class interaction and ensure pupils engage throughout the lessons.
  • Provide opportunities for developing independence.
  • Create a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment.
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work and the planning of learning activities.
  • Undertake administrative tasks as needed.
  • Assist pupils with practical activities using a variety of teaching aids.
  • Under the guidance of teaching staff, provide feedback to pupils, parents and carers about their progress, achievements and any problems that may have arisen.
  • Promote good behaviour and encourage pupils to take accountability for their actions.
  • Support the pupils with computer technology to access learning activities and assist them to develop competent usage.
  • Prepare, maintain and use learning resources and assist pupils to use them.
  • Follow child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection policies and procedures, reporting any concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Assist with pupil supervision, including before and after school and in break times.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on school trips and after school activities, taking responsibility for a group of pupils under the teacher’s supervision when needed.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils alongside other support staff during a class teachers’ absence.

If you interested in this role, please apply on Indeed and upload your up to date CV.

NOW Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

Now Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

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