sen teaching assistant in salford

11 February 2019
sophie froggatt, randstad education
job type
£ 58 - £ 65 per day
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salford, north west
sub specialism
Special Needs Teaching
job type
working hours
£ 58 - £ 65 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
sophie froggatt, randstad education
0161 200 1904
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job description

Do you want to work in a specialist primary school with an experienced staff team who will support and guide you within the classroom setting with the aim to enable you to work independently?
Do you have experience in supporting children or adults with additional or complex needs?

We are looking for an experienced teaching assistant who is passionate about helping pupils increase their knowledge and giving them a positive learning experience. You should have a passion for providing the best learning opportunities for all pupils and create a love of learning in the pupils through enjoyment and reinforcing understanding. You will be assisting pupils between the ages of 2 and 11 who have an Educational Health Care Plan in a purpose built primary school in Swinton, Salford. The pupils may have severe learning difficulties (SLD), multiple learning difficulties (MLD) or profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Some pupils may need assistance with their personal care needs (e.g. feeding, toileting and changing).

School ethos and Values:
*Respect each other, the pupils and their families
*Have a meaningful curriculum that is inspiring and enjoyable, promoting achievement for all
*They value commitment, safety, respect, total communication, independence, achievement, courage, enthusiasm, equality and celebration

There are many benefits of the role including:
*Chances to develop your skills in SEN
*Parking available
*Access to excellent transport links to Manchester city centre and surrounding areas.
*Working with children who are eager to learn
*Working in a school rated good by Ofsted
*Opportunity to further your professional development

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
*Supporting the teacher in lessons and classroom management
*Assisting the pupils with personal care
*Working with the teacher to create a positive learning environment
*Helping to deliver engaging lessons to pupils
*Providing group or one-to-one support to pupils
*To attend and participate in relevant meetings and training as appropriate
*To undertake any other additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

Requirements for this role are:
*A DBS on the update service
*Experience working with children or with adults with additional needs in a care or education environment
*Be committed to supporting children to realise and reach their full potential
*To support the pupils by understanding their individualised education programme (IEP), their level of progress and their communication systems (e.g. PECS / Signalong / Objects of Reference/Symbols)
*Be pro-active with the ability to act on your own initiative

This is an amazing opportunity to work with some fantastic pupils who want to do well and progress in their education. If you believe in yourself and really want to make a difference in the lives of young children with addition and complex needs, this will be the role for you. The successful candidate will work in a caring, supportive and friendly environment and will have guidance by a skilled staff team who will aim to help enable your development in the Special Educational Needs sector. If you are interested in this role, please contact Sophie on 0161 200 1904 or email at


background in youth work,behaviour management,building relationships,communication,de-escalation techniques,empathy,experience with learning difficulties,inclusiveness,resilience