1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant

  • £88 - 99 per day
  • Blackburn, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Blackburn

Hours: 5 mornings per week

Are you passionate about making a real difference in a child's life? Do you have the skills to support a child with SEN needs and slightly challenging behavior? We are seeking a dedicated and empathetic 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant to join our team in Blackburn.

About the Role:
As a 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely with a child in Key Stage 1 who requires additional support due to their SEN needs and slightly challenging behavior. Your role will involve providing personalised assistance to help the child engage with learning activities, develop social skills, and overcome challenges. This position requires someone who can strike a balance between being firm when necessary and nurturing to ensure the child's well-being and academic progress.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to the child with SEN needs during classroom activities and structured learning sessions.
  • Assist the child in understanding and completing tasks according to their individualised education plan.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment to encourage the child's social and emotional development.
  • Implement behavior management strategies tailored to the child's needs, promoting positive behavior and self-regulation.
  • Collaborate effectively with the classroom teacher and SENCO to assess progress and adjust support strategies as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/carers to provide updates on the child's progress and discuss any concerns or achievements.


  • Previous experience working with children with SEN needs, preferably in a school setting.
  • Understanding of behavior management techniques and strategies for supporting children with challenging behavior.
  • Ability to build rapport with children and establish a trusting relationship.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, for effective collaboration with colleagues and parents/carers.
  • Patience, empathy, and resilience to effectively support the child's learning and development.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support or education (desirable but not essential).

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the life of a child with SEN needs.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for professional development.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Chance to be part of a dedicated team committed to inclusive education and supporting every child's potential.

If you are passionate about supporting children with SEN needs and possess the skills and qualities required for this role, we would love to hear from you.


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy

  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Spencer Clarke Group work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary, Special Education needs and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.

If you are interested in this role or would like to know more, please contact Jolie on 01772 954200 or alternatively via email on jmo@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk


Jolie Moon Recruitment Consultant

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