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SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Posted: 13-02-2024
  • Category: Teaching Assistants
  • Location: Leicester
  • Type: Full-time / Temporary
  • Salary: £75 - £95 per day
SEMH Teaching Assistant – Psychology Graduate

Smile Education are currently recruiting on a secondary school in Leicester. The school are keen to meet Graduate Teaching Assistants to work with a small number of their SEN pupils in Key Stage 3, on a long-term basis.
  • SEN Teaching Assistant 
  • Secondary school in Leicester
  • £75-95 per day
  • School based SEN team
  • Long term position
  • Degree in Psychology or Special Educational Needs
This primary school have a small number of pupils who exhibit challenging behaviour in the classroom and as such require the help of a specialist Graduate Teaching Assistant who can help support, manage and motivate these pupils.

This is an extremely rewarding position as the pupils will hopefully grow and flourish under the guidance of dedicated support. However, this is not a position for everyone and ideally candidates need to have had previous experience of working with special educational needs and challenging behaviour.

The school would like to meet graduate teaching assistants that are happy to work on a long-term basis in order for the pupils to form strong working relationships and trust with the recruited Teaching Assistants.

Full support will be given from the school’s SEN department and dedicated SENCo who are there to provide training and guidance in the best way to be effective. Most importantly they are there to instil a real love of working with and developing pupils who require additional support.

 What we offer
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
  • Support from a designated consultant who will guide you through everything you need to know and any queries.
  • Competitive candidate referral fees!
  • Regular opportunities to attend CPD sessions and other training benefits.
  • Flexible working patterns.
If you’re a psychology graduate looking to gain experience en-route to becoming an Educational Psychologist this could be the perfect school for you.

If this SEN Teaching Assistant position in a Leicester secondary school is of interest and you have the required skills, qualifications and motivation then please apply online or call Holly at Smile Education for more details – 0116 507 1694, holly@smile-education.co.uk




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