KS1 SEN Teaching Assistant

Bournville, West Midlands
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2024
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£75 - £95 per day
  1. Long-term

KS1 SEN Teaching Assistant

Bournville, West Midlands
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Are you a dedicated and passionate teaching assistant with extensive experience in supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? If you are, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to become an integral part of a committed early years team in a highly esteemed primary school located in Bournville, Birmingham.

About the School:

Our client is a renowned primary school in Bournville, Birmingham, holding an "OUTSTANDING" OFSTED rating. The school is celebrated for its inclusive and nurturing atmosphere, fostering the growth and development of each child, especially in the early years (Reception Class). Here, every student is valued and empowered to achieve their full potential. With a supportive senior leadership team and a dedicated early years staff, this school offers an outstanding platform for your professional advancement. You'll also benefit from our own Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program in partnership with The National College.

Role Description:

In this role, you will apply your expertise to support SEN children in a Reception Class. Your collaboration with the class teacher, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and other specialists will ensure tailored support and interventions that cater to the unique needs of each student. Your key responsibilities encompass:

Nurturing the academic, social, and emotional development of SEN students within the early years classroom environment.

Implementing individualised education plans (IEPs) and adapting teaching materials to suit each student's specific requirements.

Assisting in the implementation of behaviour management strategies and fostering a positive, inclusive learning environment.

Collaborating closely with the class teacher and SLT to track and monitor the progress of SEN students.

Maintaining open channels of communication, providing regular feedback to parents and caregivers on their child's progress.


To excel in this role, you should possess:

Proven experience as a teaching assistant, particularly in supporting children with SEN, ideally within an early years (Reception Class) educational setting.

A deep understanding of various learning needs, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, speech and language difficulties, and emotional and behavioural disorders.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, enabling the building of positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.

A patient, empathetic demeanour and a sincere passion for working with SEN children.

Relevant qualifications such as a Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate.

If you are an enthusiastic and skilled teaching assistant ready to make a significant impact on the lives of SEN students in the early years (Reception Class), we invite you to join our team and contribute to their growth and success.

About Tradewind:

We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay

We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you 45 CPD courses!

Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus of up to £100!

Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Does this sound like a role for you? If so, I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, if this isn't quite the right fit but you would like to hear about some of our other vacancies across the West Midlands, please call Nick at the Birmingham office on 0121 643 3505, or email nick.hall@twrecruitment.com

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