1:1 Teaching Assistant Special Needs

Randstad Education
Up to £10,000
30 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Have you got experience working with children or with adults with additional needs?
Do you want to help support pupils and make a positive difference on their education?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and resilient individual to work with pupils between the ages of 3
and 11. You will be working in a Primary School for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
based in Manchester. We support children with autism spectrum condition (ASC), profound multiple
learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and other associated difficulties
including behaviour.

As a Specialist Outreach and Inclusion Support Team the school provides appropriate, targeted
responses through verbal advice, observations, capacity building and training. Support from the
school can be focused on the needs of the pupils or by supporting the school and its staff as a whole.
The school motto is "Exploring, Discovering, Achieving". They aim high for all pupils and teaching and
learning strategies are matched to meet their individual needs and learning style. The pupils are
grouped according to their individual needs, age and cognitive ability.

The schools mission statement is "We learn, we overcome challenges, we support each other and
achieve our potential." The school understands that all of their pupils are individual and the school
aims to provide all of their pupils with the opportunity to learn and make progress in a supportive,
safe and nurturing environment. They want their children to enjoy learning and feel proud of their
achievements as the school celebrates each step with them.

The schools works with several specialists to aid the learning development of their pupils, including:

 Two Speech and Language Therapists are based at school for one day a week
 Physiotherapists who support with appropriate equipment, hydrotherapy sessions and
moving and handling programmes.
 An Art Therapist, who works with children in school for one day a week.
 An Occupational Therapist who comes into school for half a day a week, focusing on the
children's sensory needs.
There are several benefits of the role, including:
 The opportunity to work in a school rated good by Ofsted
 Working alongside a supportive staff team who want to improve your skills as an SEN
teaching assistant
 Great transport links to the school
 Supporting children in a positive learning environment

The responsibilities of this role include:

 Supporting the teacher of the class with pupils learning development
 Assisting pupils with their additional care needs (e.g. feeding and toileting)
 Working with pupils on a one to one basis or in small groups
 Prepare for lessons (e.g. preparing resources, setting out equipment)

The requirements for this role are:

 A DBS on the update service
 Experience working with children or adults with additional care needs
 Having a dedication to improve pupils learning experience
 Be a resilient and hardworking individual

The successful candidate will get to work with some fantastic pupils and work closely alongside a
skilled staff network to develop your skills and knowledge as an SEN Teaching Assistant.

If you are interested in this role and want to help pupils to reach their full potential, please contact Laura on
or email