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1:1 Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Location: Harpenden, United Kingdom

Company: Dunbar Education (Recruitment Agency)

Positions Available: Part-Time and Full-Time

Are you a dedicated 1:1 Teaching Assistant looking for a rewarding opportunity to provide individualised support to students in their educational journey? Dunbar Education is currently recruiting for both part-time and full-time positions to work on a long-term supply basis at a local primary school in Harpenden.

Position Overview: We are in search of compassionate and skilled 1:1 Teaching Assistants who can offer dedicated support to students with diverse needs on a long-term supply basis. This represents a unique chance to make a significant impact on the academic and personal growth of these students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tailored Support: Work closely with students who require one-to-one assistance, adjusting teaching materials and strategies to cater to their specific requirements.
  • Progress Monitoring: Assist in tracking and reporting student progress to classroom teachers and Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs).
  • Behaviour Management: Implement strategies to encourage positive behaviour and engagement.
  • Curriculum Customisation: Modify and adapt lessons to accommodate individual learning styles and abilities.
  • Effective Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with classroom teachers, school staff, and parents/guardians concerning student development.
  • Inclusive Environment: Foster a secure and inclusive learning atmosphere that promotes student confidence and independence.


  • Prior experience as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant in an educational environment.
  • Relevant qualifications in education or childcare (e.g., Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification).
  • Strong knowledge of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy, patience, and a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of students.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible part-time and full-time options.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Supportive team environment.
  • The chance to have a positive influence on the lives of students with individual needs.

How to Apply: If you are a passionate 1:1 Teaching Assistant seeking a long-term supply opportunity and are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students with diverse needs, we encourage you to apply. Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience

Join us in supporting the educational journey of these exceptional students. Dunbar Education is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Application Deadline: Open until filled