Tradewind Recruitment offers a whole host of SEN Jobs in Nottingham. We offer a full range of SEN Teaching Assistant jobs across Nottinghamshire including beginner level jobs and more senior roles. A SEN Teacher can work in a Special Needs school or in a Mainstream School, so the variety is endless. Here at Tradewind Recruitment, we can take the stress out of your job hunt and find your perfect SEN teaching job in Nottingham.

Whether you are already a SEN Teacher or are just starting out, we can help you find the job you want. When you become a SEN Teacher or SEN Teaching Assistant you will be heavily involved in the development and support of disadvantaged children. The perfect candidate will be able to work calmly and effectively in difficult situations and be able to handle challenging behaviour. You should have a passion for working with children and making a real difference in their lives, watching them grow and encouraging their development.

SEN Teaching Assistant jobs across Nottingham

On a daily basis, you could be working with pupils who are physically disabled, have sensory difficulties, or have a learning difficulty such as Autism or Downs Syndrome. You will be helping the children with reading, writing, and other basic skills, as well as creative activities. Children with learning difficulties often find it hard to process information or understand tasks. SEN Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs possible; not only will you be helping the pupils but you will be able to develop your knowledge and learn new things every day, with plenty of room for promotion and professional development. Your involvement with these children will of course go beyond the academic, as you support their social and emotional development too, often as their primary source of support.

Job Roles 

  • Adapt conventional teaching to meet individual needs.
  • Make use of audio-visual materials when needed.
  • Work with parents and guardians, addressing development
  • Assess work and development of pupils.
  • Using Braille or sign language where needed or assisting with personal care.
  • Attend reviews, staff meetings and training days.
  • Liaise with speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and physiotherapists.

Qualifications Required

To become a SEN Teaching Assistant you don’t necessarily need a qualification, however, to become a SEN Teacher you must be on possession of a Bachelor of Education Degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. You can also do a Teacher Training course such as the School Centred Initial Teacher Training, the Graduate Teacher Programme or the Registered Teacher Programme.


  • Observant and responsive
  • Be a good problem solver
  • Have a high level of patience
  • Organised
  • Have a sense of humour
  • Flexible and be able to manage challenging behaviour

What can I do to improve my prospects?

To help get your dream SEN Job you must have experience working with children who have special needs or learning difficulties. The minimum needed to become a SEN Teaching Assistant is to have A* - C in the core GCSE subjects, pass a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service), and pass simple numeracy and literacy tests, however, you may also need a college qualification.

Here at Tradewind Recruitment, we regularly run teaching workshops that can help you get your SEN Job in Nottingham. Get in touch with our friendly team here at for more information! We have our friendly team members in our local offices in SheffieldPrestonNottinghamManchesterLondonHullBristolBirmingham and more, who are here to help your career progress.

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