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1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children with special educational needs? Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and compassionate 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant to join our team. This is a full-time position based in Northamptonshire, offering immediate or September start dates.


  • Provide tailored support and assistance to students with special educational needs on a one-to-one basis.
  • Collaborate closely with the classroom teacher to implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and ensure the provision of appropriate support.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes the overall development and well-being of students.
  • Assist with academic tasks, including reading, writing, and numeracy, adapting teaching methods to suit individual learning styles.
  • Support students' social and emotional development, promoting independence and self-confidence.
  • Monitor and record student progress, providing regular feedback to teachers and parents/guardians.


  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant or in a similar role within a special educational needs setting would be highly beneficial.
  • A genuine passion for working with children with special educational needs and a commitment to their educational and personal development.
  • A valid DBS certificate is required, or the willingness to obtain one prior to starting the position.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with teachers, parents/guardians, and other professionals.
  • Patience, resilience, and the ability to adapt teaching strategies to meet individual needs.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to problem-solving and supporting students' diverse needs.

If you are passionate about working as a 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant and meet the requirements mentioned above, please submit your CV and a cover letter. Please specify your availability for an immediate start or starting in September.