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SEN Assistant (Secondary Ages)

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Do you have the patience, empathy, and dedication required to provide support to secondary school students with various SEN requirements? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an SEN Assistant in Milton Keynes.

Key Responsibilities:

As an SEN Assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

  1. Supporting Students: Provide one-on-one or small group support to secondary school students with SEN, helping them to access the curriculum and achieve their learning goals.

  2. Personal Care: Assist with personal care tasks, as needed, ensuring the comfort and well-being of students with complex needs.

  3. Adaptation and Differentiation: Collaborate with teachers to adapt and differentiate learning materials and activities to meet the specific needs of SEN students.

  4. Behavior Management: Assist in managing challenging behavior by implementing strategies and techniques outlined in individual behavior plans.

  5. Progress Monitoring: Track and record student progress and communicate effectively with teachers, parents, and relevant professionals.

  6. Inclusion: Promote inclusivity and foster a supportive and nurturing learning environment for all students.

  7. Health and Safety: Ensure the safety and welfare of SEN students in all settings, including during outings and extracurricular activities.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous experience working with students with SEN is preferred but not essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting students with diverse learning needs.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of students.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support is advantageous.


  • Competitive daily rate (£90-£95 per day).
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with SEN.
  • Training and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and inclusive school community.
  • Chance to work in a dynamic and rewarding educational environment.