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Teaching Assistant - Speech & Language

Job Description

If you have experience as a SEN Assistant supporting children with Speech and Language then we are looking to find someone to start in September in a Primary School.

About the Role:

As a Teaching Assistant specialising in Speech and Language Support, you will play a crucial role in helping the pupils develop their communication skills. You will work closely with the school's SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and speech and language therapists to implement individualised support plans, ensuring each child reaches their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to pupils with speech and language difficulties.
  • Implement tailored speech and language programs as directed by specialists.
  • Assist in creating a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Support class teachers by preparing resources and adapting materials for speech and language development.
  • Monitor and record pupils' progress, providing feedback to teachers and specialists.
  • Encourage and promote effective communication strategies within the classroom.


  • Previous experience working with children in an educational setting, preferably with a focus on speech and language support.
  • Strong understanding of speech and language development in children.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to motivate and engage children.
  • A relevant qualification (e.g., Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant) is desirable but not essential.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
  • Supportive and friendly working environment.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of children with speech and language needs.

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be interested, we offer £250 as a referral scheme.

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions, please refer to our website.

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.