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Primary SEN Teaching Assistant
contract type
Full-time, Part-time
contract terms
Short-term/day-to-day supply, Long-term
£65 to £85 per day
Apply by
01 April 2022
Job start
Job end
15 Apr 2022

Vision for Education are looking to expand their excellent teaching assistant team with a vacancy for a SEN Teaching Assistant for a Special school in Nelson, starting ASAP.

About the role

The successful Primary SEN Teaching Assistant will be tasked with working with classes made up of students aged between 2 and 11 in small group and 1:1 settings. Working under the direction of the class teacher, the ideal candidate will be energetic, flexible, positive and patient, with an ability to build strong working relationships with young people. Experience working with EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) age is advantageous for this role.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting the class teacher to deliver work in accordance with the National Curriculum or individualised curricula based on EHCPs.
  • Assisting the class teacher with behaviour management.
  • Running small group and 1:1 sessions with direction from the class teacher.
  • Ensuring the best possible progress for all students you work with.

About the school

The school supports students with a variety of Moderate, Severe and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and Multi-Sensory Impairment. The school is located within Pendle in East Lancashire and has small class sizes with numerous support staff to help with individual progress.


To be considered for the role of Primary SEN Teaching Assistant you will:
  • Have experience working in a similar setting with young people that have a variety of learning difficulties.
  • Be proactive and empathetic in your approach, always aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students you work with.
  • Be an excellent communicator, able to work well as part of a wider team.
  • Be adaptable in your approach with a good understanding of the primary curriculum.
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a similar setting with children aged 11 and under.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Dave Travis on 01772 669 322 or email
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