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SEN Teaching Assistant - Primary Schools

Job Description

Dunbar Education is proud to partner with primary schools across Milton Keynes, providing exceptional support to children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as SEN Teaching Assistants, making a positive impact on the lives of children with diverse learning needs.

Dunbar Education is a leading education recruitment agency dedicated to matching talented educators with rewarding opportunities in schools across the UK. Our commitment to excellence and our passion for education drive everything we do, ensuring that both schools and candidates receive the highest level of support and service.

As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting children with SEN to access the curriculum and reach their full potential. Working closely with teachers and SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), you will provide tailored support and encouragement to meet the individual needs of each child, fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one or small group support to children with SEN, both in the classroom and in specialized learning environments.
  • Assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and other personalized learning strategies.
  • Support children with their social, emotional, and physical development, promoting independence and self-confidence.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other professionals to monitor progress and implement effective interventions.
  • Establish positive relationships with children, parents, and carers, fostering open communication and partnership.


  • A genuine passion for working with children with SEN and a commitment to making a difference in their lives.
  • Previous experience working in a similar role or a willingness to undergo training and development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with children and adults alike.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude towards overcoming challenges and barriers to learning.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in supporting children with SEN (desirable but not essential).


  • Competitive rates of pay, with opportunities for additional training and development.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your availability and lifestyle.
  • Ongoing support and guidance from our dedicated team of education professionals.
  • The opportunity to gain valuable experience in a rewarding and fulfilling role.
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