SEND Teaching Assistant

Randstad Education Limited
11 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a specialist primary school with an experienced staff team who will support and guide you within the classroom setting with the aim to enable you to work independently?

Have you got experience with children or adults with additional care needs and want to take on a new and exciting challenge?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to work in a primary school with pupils aged between 2 and 11 years old. All of the pupils have Special Educational Needs (SEN); Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Multiple Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). All pupils have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan. Some pupils also have complex medical needs. The school has two bases in Salford (the Early Years base is in Irlam and the Year 1 - Year 6 base is in Swinton).

The school has many amazing facilities, including:
  • A hydrotherapy pool
  • A sensory studio
  • 2 soft playrooms
  • Art rooms
  • Rebound therapy
  • A music room

The school is housed within a renovated building which has been remodelled to suit the needs of the pupils. The school works with many specialists including:
  • School nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Educational psychologists
  • A music teacher
  • Teachers and teaching assistants specially trained to work with pupils with SEN

There are many benefits of this role, including:
  • Lots of opportunities to develop your skills in SEN
  • Access to excellent transport links to Manchester city centre and the surrounding areas.
  • Working with children who are eager to learn
  • Working in a school rated good by Ofsted
  • Excellent parking facilities

The responsibilities of this role include:
  • Supporting the teacher within the classroom
  • Helping the pupils with their additional care needs (e.g. feeding, toileting)
  • Working with pupils both one to one and in small groups
  • Prepare for lessons (e.g. preparing resources, putting out equipment)
  • Helping the teacher to create exciting lesson plans

The requirements for this role are:
  • A DBS on the update service
  • Experience working with children or experience working with adults with additional care needs
  • A dedication to creating a positive learning environment for pupils
  • Be pro-active with the ability to act on your own initiative
  • A strong regard for pupils safety and well-being

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a caring, warm and friendly environment with some fantastic primary school pupils. This school aims to be an inclusive school, where pupils are treated with dignity and respect, to create a purposeful and secure learning environment and to have achievements of successes recognised and celebrated. If you want to work in a school where they value commitment, safety, respect, total communication, independence, achievement, courage, enthusiasm, equality and celebration and want to advance your career surrounded by a supportive staff network, this is the job for you. If you are interested in the role and want to apply, please contact Sophie on or email at

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