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SEN Specialist Secondary Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Do you have a genuine desire to support students in achieving their full potential? If so, Dunbar Education has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant to join our team and work in Secondary Schools across Milton Keynes.

About Dunbar Education: Dunbar Education is a reputable education recruitment agency committed to connecting outstanding educational professionals with rewarding opportunities in schools. We work closely with educational institutions to provide talented individuals who can make a positive impact on students' learning and development.

The Role: As an SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students with various special educational needs within the Secondary School setting. You will work closely with teachers, SENCOs, and other support staff to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing one-on-one or small group support to students with SEN, focusing on their individual needs and learning objectives.
  • Assisting teachers in planning and delivering tailored lessons to accommodate diverse learning styles.
  • Supporting students with social and emotional difficulties to enhance their overall well-being.
  • Helping with the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and tracking students' progress.
  • Encouraging independence and fostering a positive learning atmosphere.
  • Collaborating with the school's SEN team to ensure effective support strategies are in place.


  • Previous experience working with students with special educational needs is highly desirable.
  • A patient and empathetic approach to understanding and addressing students' individual requirements.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with students, staff, and parents.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support (e.g., CACHE Level 3, SEN Diploma) will be advantageous.
  • An enthusiastic and proactive attitude towards contributing to the school community.

Why Join Dunbar Education?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work in diverse and supportive educational environments.
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
  • Chance to make a real difference in the lives of students with special educational needs.

If you are passionate about SEN support and possess the skills and dedication to foster a positive and inclusive learning environment, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply: To apply for the position of SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant with Dunbar Education, please submit your up-to-date CV along with your relevant experience.