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Teaching Assistant - SEND Unit

Job Description

Job Title: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant

Location: Northamptonshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Dunbar Education is currently recruiting on behalf of a reputable Primary School in Northamptonshire for a dedicated and compassionate Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant. This role is based in their SEND Unit, supporting children with diverse learning needs.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and small-group support to students with special educational needs.
  • Assist the class teacher in planning and delivering tailored lessons to meet individual learning requirements.
  • Support students with their personal care and social development.
  • Create a nurturing and inclusive environment that promotes the emotional well-being of students.
  • Collaborate effectively with the SEN Coordinator, teachers, and parents to ensure effective support strategies.


  • Relevant qualifications or experience in supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Knowledge of different learning needs, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with children with special educational needs.

Why Join Us:

  • Exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students with special educational needs.
  • Competitive pay rates and opportunities for professional development.
  • Access to a supportive network of experienced education professionals.
  • Ongoing guidance and resources to enhance your skills and career progression.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

Dunbar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Join Dunbar Education in providing exceptional support to students with special educational needs. Apply now and be part of a rewarding journey to empower and inspire young minds.

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