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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with special educational needs? Do you possess the empathy, patience, and dedication needed to support and nurture the learning journey of children with diverse abilities? Dunbar Education is seeking a compassionate and skilled SEN Teaching Assistant to join our team in Milton Keynes, providing invaluable support to students with special educational needs in local schools.

Position: SEN Teaching Assistant Location: Milton Keynes

About Dunbar Education: Dunbar Education is a leading education recruitment agency committed to matching exceptional educators with schools that prioritize inclusive learning environments. We work closely with a variety of educational institutions to connect talented SEN Teaching Assistants with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of students with special educational needs.

The Role: As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students with special educational needs within the classroom. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing one-on-one or small group support to students with diverse learning needs, enabling them to access the curriculum and reach their full potential.
  • Assisting the class teacher in planning and delivering individualized learning programs tailored to each student's abilities and requirements.
  • Creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, fostering positive relationships with students and promoting their social and emotional development.
  • Collaborating with other teaching staff and professionals, such as therapists and educational psychologists, to ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to support.
  • Tracking and recording the progress of students, providing feedback to the teacher and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) as necessary.


  • Previous experience working as an SEN Teaching Assistant or in a similar role is advantageous but not essential; a genuine passion for supporting students with special educational needs is key.
  • Understanding and empathy towards the diverse needs of students with various learning challenges.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with teachers and other support staff.
  • Patience, adaptability, and a positive attitude in challenging situations.
  • Relevant qualifications or training related to SEN support is beneficial but not mandatory.


  • Competitive pay rates based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunity to work in diverse and inclusive educational settings, enriching your professional experience.
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities through Dunbar Education.
  • The chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with special educational needs.

How to Apply: If you are a caring and dedicated individual with a passion for supporting students with special educational needs, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV.

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