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Teaching Assistant - Autism Support

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Teaching Assistant - Autism Support

Do you have a deep passion for positively impacting the lives of students who have Special Educational Needs? Is your strong desire to aid in their educational journey and assist them in reaching their full potential? If your answer is yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to become an SEN Teaching Assistant in Bedford.

Role and Responsibilities: As an SEN Teaching Assistant, you will assume a pivotal role in providing support and aid to students with Special Educational Needs within our partner school community. Your duties will encompass:

  • Working closely alongside the class teacher and SENCO to put into action learning plans designed for students with SEN.
  • Supplying one-on-one or small group assistance to students during lessons, enabling them to access the curriculum and attain their educational objectives.
  • Creating a welcoming and all-encompassing learning atmosphere that fosters the social, emotional, and academic development of students.
  • Aiding in classroom activities, including the preparation of materials and resources to facilitate tailored learning experiences.
  • Collaborating with other professionals, parents, and caregivers to ensure effective communication and comprehensive support for students with SEN.
  • Monitoring and documenting students' progress and accomplishments and furnishing feedback to the teaching team.


  • Having experience working with students having Special Educational Needs is highly preferable.
  • Demonstrating strong empathy, patience, and an authentic dedication to enhancing students' well-being and advancement.
  • Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal capabilities to collaborate effectively with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Exhibiting flexibility and adaptability to respond to the varied requirements of students in a dynamic educational environment.
  • Embracing a positive and forward-thinking outlook, coupled with the ability to take initiative and contribute to a cooperative team environment.

Please apply if this role is of any interest to you.

If this isn't what you are looking for, but are interested in hearing about other roles, then Dunbar Education would love to hear from you. We also pay £250 for any successful referrals.