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SEN Education Support Worker

Job Description

About the School:

We are partnering with an esteemed independent special school dedicated to supporting pupils aged 11 to 16 with a range of social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. The school caters to students with diverse special educational needs, including dyslexia, social communication difficulties, ADHD, autism, and Tourette's syndrome.

Job Description:

As an Education Support Worker, you will:

  • Provide 1:1 Support: Offer professional 1:1 support and supervision for pupils aged 11 to 18, fostering their engagement in the learning process and working towards specific aims and objectives.
  • Individual Learning Plans: Plan, deliver, and document sections of individual learning programmes tailored to pupils' needs, ensuring they receive personalised support.
  • Emotional Well-Being: Support vulnerable young people, enhancing their emotional well-being, raising their aspirations, and assisting them in achieving their full potential.
  • Classroom Assistance: Assist the classroom teacher in managing pupil behaviour, delivering lessons, and creating a positive learning environment.
  • Monitoring Progress: Regularly monitor and record pupils' progress, providing feedback to teachers, parents, and other professionals as required.
  • Resource Preparation: Prepare and organise educational materials and resources to support learning activities.
  • Specialist Interventions: Implement specialist interventions as directed by SENCO or other professionals to support pupils' specific needs.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with teachers, therapists, and other support staff to ensure a cohesive approach to each pupil's education and care.
  • Safeguarding: Uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring the safety and well-being of all pupils.
  • Training and Development: Participate in ongoing training and professional development opportunities to stay updated with best practices in SEN education.


  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working with SEN children in the UK.
  • Must have an active DBS on the update service or be willing to obtain one.
  • Availability for full-time work during term time only.
  • Passion for working with children with special educational needs and helping them succeed academically and emotionally.

Why Join Us?

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people with special educational needs.
  • Work in a supportive and dynamic environment dedicated to pupil development and well-being.
  • Receive ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a positive impact and meet the qualifications, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a cover letter.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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