Primary Teaching Assistant - SEN

Trafford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00095_1618900724
Date Posted:20 Apr 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

Primary Teaching Assistant - SEN

Trafford, Greater Manchester

Do you love working with primary age children and helping them develop and succeed?

Have you got some experience of supporting pupils with special needs?

To join us and be successful in this Primary Teaching Assistant (SEN) role, you will need to:

  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

I am delighted to be working with an OFSTED 'Outstanding' primary special school in Trafford, who are looking for a Primary Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible on a full time and long term basis with the potential to turn permanent. Pay up to £75/day.

The school caters for almost 100 pupils, aged 2 to 11 who have Autism, Sensory Needs and Speech & Language Communication Needs. They are a very welcoming, friendly and supportive school that really focus on making sure that staff as well as pupils are at the heart of the way they work. They follow elements of the national curriculum at EYFS and KS1 with class sizes of no more than 10 pupils per class. Pupils are group by level so some ages may differ in each group. Lessons and activities are tailored to meet each pupils needs and levels and as the new Primary Teaching Assistant you will need to work closely with the class teacher to support children during class and help prep the environment ready for the day.

Pupils are full of life and enjoy learning despite their obstacles. They all have an EHCP for SEN with most including Autism at some point on the spectrum. Some pupils are high functioning and some more low functioning and will need support with managing emotions, triggers and behaviour as well as managing the class environment in terms of sensory input. Many pupils are working at lower speech and communication levels and may use PECS or Makaton to help communicate.

Staff are extremely complimentary about the support they receive from management and enjoy working there due to the strong team atmosphere and everyone helping each other out when needed. There are opportunities for training and development for long term supply staff as well as perm staff and the role could eventually turn permanent for the right person later in the term.

By registering with Tradewind Manchester, you will benefit from:

  • An honest and friendly team with a wealth of educational experience
  • Consultants that will listen to what you want and support you wherever necessary
  • Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
  • More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
  • A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

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  4. More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
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