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Special Education Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA)

Job Description

Are you an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant looking for a rewarding opportunity to support students with special educational needs? Dunbar Education Recruitment Agency is seeking dedicated individuals to join our team on a full-time basis. If you have at least 6 months of experience working in SEN settings and possess or are willing to obtain an Enhanced DBS on the updated service, we want to hear from you!

Job Description: As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the learning and development of students with special educational needs. Working closely with classroom teachers and SENCOs, you will provide tailored support to meet the individual needs of students and ensure they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. From assisting with classroom activities to providing one-on-one support, you will contribute to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and supported.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to students with special educational needs within the classroom environment.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and behavior management strategies.
  • Collaborate with teachers and SENCOs to deliver high-quality support and interventions.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, promoting their confidence and independence in learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and behavior, ensuring confidentiality at all times.
  • Contribute to the overall pastoral care and well-being of students within the school setting.


  • Minimum of 6 months' experience working in a special educational needs environment.
  • Possession of an Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the updated service, or willingness to obtain one.
  • Genuine passion for supporting students with special educational needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/carers.
  • Adaptability and resilience in responding to the diverse needs of students.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in special educational needs would be advantageous.

How to Apply: If you are enthusiastic, compassionate, and committed to making a difference in the lives of students with special educational needs, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role.


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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