SEN Teaching Assistant

EW North East

1 available positions




We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (TA) to join our partner school in Northumberland. This role is ideal for a candidate who has a passion for working with children and supporting their educational development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the classroom teacher in managing pupil behaviour and promoting a positive learning environment.
  • Assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and support students with special educational needs (SEN).
  • Engage with students on a one-to-one basis or in small groups to ensure they reach their full potential.
  • Assist with the preparation of teaching materials and classroom resources.
  • Support students during break times, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Implement Team Teach strategies to manage challenging behaviour effectively and ensure a safe classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to support the holistic development of students.


  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant, preferably in a primary or secondary school setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students and staff.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children’s learning and development.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively.
  • A valid DBS check or willingness to undergo one.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience working with children with SEN.
  • First Aid certification is an advantage.


  • Long-established partnerships with many local schools.
  • Excellent rates of pay on PAYE structure (no umbrella companies).
  • Expert advice and guidance from our friendly team, many of whom are ex-teachers.
  • Round-the-clock support from your dedicated consultant.
  • Exciting opportunities to work in various schools, key stages, and areas.
  • Flexible work arrangements to fit around personal commitments.
  • Paid work opportunities during school holidays.
  • Uncapped referral bonuses for each education professional referred.
  • Free enhanced DBS check (TsCs apply) and access to specially discounted CPD courses.

Education World is a renowned local education recruitment agency, known for exceptional service to both supply staff and partner schools. We focus on connecting education professionals with the right schools and roles. Proudly partnering with schools across the North East, we fill day-to-day, short-term, and long-term positions.

Education World is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of children in education. All safeguarding and compliance checks are conducted in line with REC guidelines. Visit our Trustpilot page to read first-hand reviews of our outstanding service from past and present EW supply staff (rated 4.9/5 stars).