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

Are you dedicated to helping pupils to reach their full potential?
Do you want to gain experience within a school setting and work with some amazing pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN)?

We are looking for an innovative and motivated individual to support pupils between the ages of 2 and 11 in a primary school in Swinton, Salford. All of the pupils have an Education Health Care Plan and some of the pupils have profound, complex or challenging needs. Pupils identified needs are profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), multiple learning difficulties (MLD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some pupils also have complex medical needs. The school provides a safe, stimulating environment in which all pupils have the opportunity to succeed. At the school they respect each other, the pupils and their families. They have a curriculum that is meaningful, inspiring and enjoyable, promoting achievement for all. Through carefully planned holistic learning, pupils are enabled to achieve their best.

At the school they value:
*Total Communication

The school has a number of facilities to enhance learning:
*A swimming / hydrotherapy pool
*A sensory studio
*2 soft playrooms
*An art room
*2 Halls
*Rebound Therapy
*A music room

The school has contact with several specialists to aid their pupils including school nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and a music teacher.

There are many benefits of this role, including:
*Working in a school with great facilities to aid pupils' learning
*The opportunity to work in a school rated as good by Ofsted
*Free parking on site
*The opportunity to further your professional development

The responsibilities of this role include:
*Supporting the teacher in lessons and classroom management
*Helping to deliver engaging lesson to pupils
*To attend and participate in any relevant meetings
*To help children with their additional care needs (e.g. toileting, feeding)

The requirements for the role are:
*Experience working with children or adults with additional care needs
*A DBS on the update service
*Be committed to working with pupils to help them to achieve their best
*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)

The successful candidate will work in an inclusive school, where pupils are treated with dignity and respect, where the school creates a purposeful and secure learning environment and achievements of successes are recognised and celebrated. You will work with a fantastic staff team who will aid you in your journey to becoming a fully skilled and well knowledgeable SEN teaching assistant. The pupils in this primary school are eager to learn and you will enjoy supporting them through their education. If you are a committed, nurturing, positive person who wants to make a difference in the lives of some amazing young people then this is the job for you. If you are interested in applying for the role, please contact Sophie on 0161 200 1904 or email at


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