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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

A compassionate and dedicated SEN Teaching Assistant is needed to join a primary school based in Northampton. The successful Teaching Assistant will work closely with teachers and other staff to support pupils with special educational needs (SEN), helping them to achieve their full potential and participate fully in school life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tailored support to pupils with SEN, both in the classroom and during individual or small group sessions.
  • Assist in the implementation of ECHPs and monitor pupils progress.
  • Support classroom management and promote a positive learning environment.
  • Help prepare learning materials and resources to meet the needs of pupils with SEN.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to ensure the well-being and progress of pupils.
  • Encourage the social and emotional development of pupils, fostering a sense of inclusion and self-confidence.
  • Assist with personal care needs and physical assistance where necessary.


  • Experience working with children with special educational needs, preferably in a school setting.
  • Understanding of various SEN conditions and appropriate support strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the learning and development of children with SEN.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in special education or child development is desirable.


  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent qualification.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children with SEN.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A welcoming and dedicated school community.

If you havent received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion. For other available roles, please refer to our website or get in touch.

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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