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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant

Are you a dedicated and compassionate individual looking to make a positive impact on the lives of students with special educational needs? We are currently seeking a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to join our team in Bedfordshire.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA), you will play a crucial role in providing assistance and support to students with special educational requirements, addressing both their academic and emotional needs. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating closely with the classroom teacher to implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and provide personalized support through one-on-one or small group sessions.
  • Adapting educational materials and activities to meet the diverse abilities of students with varying needs.
  • Assisting with students' personal care needs as required.
  • Implementing positive behavior management techniques and fostering an inclusive and nurturing classroom environment.
  • Coordinating efforts with other professionals, such as speech therapists, occupational therapists, and counselors, to promote the holistic development of students.
  • Observing and documenting students' progress while maintaining effective communication with parents, guardians, and the wider school team.


  • Prior experience in supporting individuals with special educational needs.
  • A patient, empathetic, and compassionate demeanor.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate changing student needs.
  • A commitment to advancing inclusion and equality in an educational context.
  • Relevant certifications or training in special education or related fields.


  • Competitive daily compensation ranging from £86 to £95, commensurate with your experience and qualifications.
  • The opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of students with special educational needs.
  • Ongoing professional growth and training opportunities.
  • A collaborative and supportive workplace environment.
  • The chance to be a part of a well-established and respected educational institution.

Please apply if this role aligns with your interests.

If you are seeking different opportunities, Dunbar Education would be delighted to hear from you. Additionally, we offer a £250 referral bonus for successful referrals.