teaching assistant in bury st. edmunds

09 October 2019
saffron bailey, randstad education
job type
£ 60 - £ 70 per day
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bury st. edmunds, east of england
sub specialism
Special Needs Teaching
job type
working hours
£ 60 - £ 70 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
saffron bailey, randstad education
01223 368836

job description

Do you have a passion for helping children with special needs?
Are you looking to gain invaluable experience within a classroom environment?
Maybe you've always wanted to teach but don't have the qualifications or a way into teaching? If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above, you could be the teaching assistant we are looking for.

We are actively looking to recruit a SEN teaching assistant to work with children (3-7yrs) with behavioural needs, beginning asap.

This opportunity is based at an Ofsted 'good'-rated SEN school located within the county of Suffolk. With excellent support provided, the head teacher and SEN coordinator are looking for a dedicated, team-working teaching assistant to join the team!

Applicants MUST have experience in supporting children with EBD / SEMH needs, ideally within an educational setting. This role is ideally suited to a confident, dedicated and hardworking individual, preferably an experienced behaviour support TA, with an excellent grasp of Maths & English.


* Providing feedback to teacher on student's progress and development
* Creating a secure and positive classroom environment
* Supervising and monitoring behaviour
* Following the individual learning plans set by the teacher
* Understand the needs of each student and help them to develop skills through creative play
* Elements of care may be involved so prior experience is ideal but not essential
* Patience and flexibility to deal with changes
* Providing 1:1 behaviour support across different key stages


* A commutable location with links to all forms of public transport
* An excellent, well-resourced school site
* Dedicated, supportive staff and a great senior leadership team
* Excellent training & professional development opportunities
* £60-70 per day during term time


* Experience of working with special needs children is essential.
* Confident managing challenging behaviour in the classroom and using de-escalation techniques.
* 5 GCSE qualifications with grades A - C in English and Mathematics is a requirement.
* A childcare qualification that meets the requirements of the Early Years Qualifications List is desirable.
* Up to date DBS or the willingness to get one
* Experience of supporting children with behavioural issues
* Confidence, dedication and a hard-working ethos
* A team player mentality

For more information about this role or to apply, please contact Saffron on 01223 368836


ability to track progression in attainment,background in youth work,behaviour management,building relationships,classroom management,communication,de-escalation techniques,empathy,experience in administering medication,experience in managing challenging behaviour,experience with autism spectrum disorders,experience with social emotional mental health,manual handling,mentor experience


CACHE level 2 or 3

educational requirements