SEND Teaching Assistant

  • £79.92 - 85.00 per day
  • Burnley, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: SEND Teaching Assistant

Location: Burnley, Lancashire

About Us:
We are a reputable educational institution dedicated to providing inclusive and supportive learning environments for all students. As part of our commitment to excellence in education, we are seeking a dedicated and experienced SEND Teaching Assistant to join our team in Burnley.

Position Overview:
As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the educational and personal development of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This position requires someone with a genuine passion for working with children, particularly those requiring additional support, and the ability to provide tailored assistance to meet their individual needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with classroom teachers to support the learning and development of SEND students in mainstream classrooms.
  • Provide one-to-one assistance and small group support to students with SEND, ensuring they are able to fully participate in classroom activities.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Plans for students with SEND, monitoring progress and adapting strategies as necessary.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, promoting their self-esteem and confidence in their abilities.
  • Collaborate effectively with other professionals, including SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), educational psychologists, and external agencies, to provide holistic support for students.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and behavior, contributing to the overall assessment and evaluation process.


  • A relevant qualification related to working with children in schools, such as Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Proven experience working with SEND/SEMH children in an educational setting.
  • Confidence and competence in working one-to-one with children, demonstrating patience, empathy, and adaptability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with students, colleagues, and external professionals.
  • A commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity within the school community.
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance, or willingness to obtain this prior to appointment.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with SEND/SEMH needs.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment, with opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Chance to be part of a dedicated team committed to providing high-quality education and support to all students.


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


Jolie Moon Recruitment Consultant

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