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SEN Teaching Assistant
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£65 to £85 per day
Apply by
06 May 2022
Job start
Job end
02 May 2022

We are looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant for a Special school setting, just outside of Kendal, starting ASAP.

About the role

The successful SEN Teaching Assistant will be tasked with working with classes made up of students with SEN needs aged between 11 and 16 years old in small group and 1:1 settings.

Working under the direction of the class teacher, the ideal SEN Teaching Assistant will be energetic, flexible, positive and patient, with an ability to build strong working relationships with young people with barriers to learning. Experience working with EHCPs and individualised curricula is advantageous.

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.

Due to the location of the school, this role is best suited to those who are drivers, or can arrange consistent transport options to the setting.

About the school

The school is for pupils with generic learning difficulties, who provide high quality special education for girls and boys aged 11-18 years from Kendal and the surrounding area.

They will work in classes up to 8 pupils for an independent special school in rural Cumbria. The school meets the needs of a diverse group of young people with a range of complex learning needs, social and emotional difficulties and challenging behaviour.


To be considered for the role of 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 of staff.
  • Be adaptable in your approach with a good understanding of a range of SEND needs.
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 of secondary age.
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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