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Trainee Teaching Assistant (SEND)
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Long-term, Permanent
£11 to £12 per hour
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04 January 2024
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Looking to become a Teaching Assistant but struggling to gain the necessary experience? Look no further than Vision for Education's National Teaching Assistant Program (NTAP).

If you are looking to start a career as a Teaching Assistant and want to join Vision for Education's NTAP team, please apply now.

About the role

Vision For Education are excited to provide this bespoke and incredible opportunity to support passionate people with getting into the education sector. We work alongside our client schools to provide successful Trainee Teaching Assistants with high quality training and paid on the job experience.

Following a successful interview and pending suitability, safeguarding and identity checks, we will work to secure you a paid placement in a school to further develop your skills. We will help you to develop your identity as an educator and help you to choose your specialist area from EYFS, KS1, KS2 to secondary school and SEND provisions.

Prior to starting your placement, you will be required to complete a comprehensive training programme delivered by Vision for Education and school leaders, which will give you the essential skills you need to work as a Teaching Assistant.

Teaching Assistants are instrumental in ensuring the sooth running of any school. The most effective Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and have an interest and passion in supporting the day-today needs of all children. They are also able to build relationships with both staff, children, and their families.

The role of a teaching assistant varies from each school. You may be working to support the teacher in while class teaching, running small group interventions to support children or working on a 1:1

About the school

We have positions available for day-to-day supply, long-term placements, and permanent roles in Primary, Secondary, and SEND schools across the UK. Working as part of Vision's NTAP team, you will be given the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of educational settings, making you an ideal candidate for future permanent roles


To be considered for the role of Trainee Teaching Assistant (SEND) you will:
  • Be proactive and a good communicator
  • Experience with working with children (desired but not essential)
  • Be dedicated to improving outcomes for all children.
  • Be committed to completing the required training and participating in ongoing CPD
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a team
  • Be willing to pay for an enhanced DBS check and register with the Update Service
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Successful completion of our Trainee Teaching Assistant programme.
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 Chloe Shocklidge on 0117 454 0333 or email
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