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SEN Teaching Assistant
Do you want to help support pupils in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school?
We are looking for a dedicated and experienced teaching assistant to work with pupils with complex needs. All students have a statement of special educational needs for moderate to severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Some students have additional complex learning, sensory or physical needs; there is a growing number of students with high dependency medical needs or autism spectrum conditions. You will be supporting small class sizes in a High School in Manchester with pupils aged between 11 and 19.
The school has access to lots of facilities, including:
•Dance, drama music studio
•Outdoor play areas
The school logo is “Do your best”. They believe that everyone in the school can contribute to their school community by always doing their best yet not necessarily having to be the best. They are very proud that staff and pupils always work hard and strive to achieve. There is a very strong approach to team work by staff and pupils.
The school has several aims, some of these including:
•Promote self-esteem by recognising and celebrating the achievement of individual pupils
•Promote the ability to respect other peoples’ points of view regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or ability
•Promote, where appropriate, the inclusion of pupils within and outside school, ensuring that such inclusion is in accord with parental wishes and is of benefit to the pupil atmosphere of the school
•Provide the community with opportunities to value our pupils as individuals and recognise their contribution to society
•Work with a multidisciplinary team to meet the individual needs of each pupil
There are several benefits of this role, including:
•Working with vastly experienced staff who will guide you in your role
•Gaining valuable SEN experience in a school rated outstanding by Ofsted
•Working in a school with fantastic facilities
•Parking facilities on site
The responsibilities of this role include:
•Supporting the teacher of the teacher within the classroom
•Working on a one to one basis with pupils to aid their learning
•Helping pupils with any additional care needs (e.g. toileting, feeding, administering medication)
•Setting up the classroom for the lesson
The requirements for this role are:
•A DBS on the update service
•Team Teach qualification
•Experience working with pupils complex needs
•Being a dedicated teaching assistant who wants to help pupils reach their full potential
The successful candidate will work in an inclusive school that tries to meet the needs of all our children regardless of their level of support need. You will work in a friendly and warm classroom environment and get the training needed to be a successful teaching assistant. If you want to apply for this role, please contact Sophie at (phone number removed) or email at
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