SEND Teaching Assistant, Preston, Lancashire

  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Contract type: Full Time
  • Contract terms: Fixed Term
  • Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Closing date: 1 June 2021
  • Job starts: 07/07/2021

SEND Teaching Assistant

£9.99-£11.00 PER HOUR

Start date - 7th June 2021

The Role

The SEND Teaching Assistant will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils including those with special needs, to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Duties and Responsibilities of SEND Teaching Assistant:

● Assist teachers in ensuring all pupils’ continuing educational development through establishing constructive relationships and contributing to Pupil Learning Plans (PLPs)

● Assist teachers in fostering attractive learning environments to ensure that pupils spend their school life in stimulating surroundings.

● Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in use.

● To ensure accurate records and observations are kept so that pupils receive the maximum benefit from their education.

● Promote positive pupil behaviour and support emotional regulation.

The School

The school’s approach is calm, friendly and non confrontational. They believe that all children have the potential to achieve, but that every child is individual and requires a tailored, child-centred approach to learning. Emotional health and resilience, developing children’s independence and learning, is at the core of the schools’ vision.


To be considered for the SEND Teaching Assistant position, you will:

Have experience working in a similar setting with young people that have learning difficulties. For example, this could be at a similar school, residential care home or supported living

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

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, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package.

Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are an SEND Teaching Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education please contact the Preston branch on 01772 669 322. ​​​​​​​

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.