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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with special educational needs (SEN)? Do you have the experience and dedication to support students in their educational journey? Dunbar Education Recruitment Agency is seeking a committed and skilled SEN Teaching Assistant to join a vibrant educational setting in Leicester

Position: SEN Teaching Assistant
Location: Leicester
Contract Type: Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP

Role Overview: As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in providing essential support to students with special educational needs. Your main responsibilities will include assisting teachers in implementing individualized education plans, creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, and ensuring that every student can reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with class teachers to identify specific learning needs and develop appropriate strategies for individual students with SEN.
  • Providing one-to-one and small group support to students during classroom activities and specialized learning sessions.
  • Assisting with the implementation of personalized learning plans, tracking progress, and reporting outcomes to the teaching staff and SEN coordinator.
  • Encouraging social integration and promoting positive behavior among students with SEN.
  • Collaborating with other professionals, such as educational psychologists and therapists, to address the diverse needs of the students.
  • Creating and maintaining a supportive, safe, and nurturing learning environment for all students.


  • Proven experience as a SEN Teaching Assistant or in a similar role.
  • A genuine passion for working with children with special educational needs.
  • Knowledge of different learning difficulties and strategies to support students effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to adapt to the individual needs of each student.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support is desirable.

How to Apply: If you are an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant looking for a rewarding opportunity in Leicester, we want to hear from you! Please submit your up-to-date CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and passion for working with SEN students.