Primary SEN Teaching Assistant

Posted 18 June by Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd
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Primary SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Contract Type: Monday-Friday (Full-Time - 8:30am-3:30pm) -Term Time Only

Salary: £84-95 a day

Start Date: September 2024

Veritas Education are working with a vibrant and inclusive primary special school in Bradford. The school is committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for the students. The students have a range of needs including learning difficulties, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and challenging behaviours.

Veritas Education are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate primary Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the class teacher to support the learning and development of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • Provide one-to-one or small group support, adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning atmosphere, ensuring all students feel valued and supported.
  • Follow Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to meet the student's needs and ensure progress.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as speech therapists and physio therapists to create a comprehensive support network.
  • Assist students with intimate personal care when required.
  • Communicate with the students' using PECS, Makaton, and British Sign Language.
  • Interact with the children throughout the school day and assist on the playground.
  • Be confident with behaviour management and de-escalation strategies (Level 2 Team Teach).


  • Proven experience supporting adults and/or children with SEN/SEMH is essential.
  • Personal experience supporting a family member with SEN/SEMH is also valued.
  • Level 2 Team Teach is essential, although this training can be offered by Veritas.
  • Safeguarding training is essential, although this training can be offered by Veritas.
  • GCSE English and Maths is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of SEN is essential.
  • Strong communication, empathy, and patience are crucial. The ability to handle challenging situations with calm and professionalism is a must.
  • A dedication to improving the lives of students with complex needs and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Willingness to adapt to the varying needs of students and the school environment.
  • A moving and handling qualification is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be willing to apply for an enhanced DBS upon registration.
  • Have proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

What can Veritas Education offer you?

  • A simple, hassle free and fast registration process.
  • Experienced compliance/vetting team supporting every step of the way from the initial registration through to your first booking.
  • Rewarding Work to make a tangible impact on the lives of young people with special needs.
  • Supportive working environment - you will work within a team that values collaboration, professional development, and mutual support.
  • Flexible Hours -Opportunities for both part-time and full-time roles to suit your availability.
  • Term-time Schedule- Enjoy a work schedule that aligns with the school year.
  • Online CPD courses including safeguarding to enhance your professional portfolio.
  • Level 2 Team Teach training, delivered in house by our Team Teach Trainers.
  • A specialist trained SEND consultant with professional experience working in special schools and Alternative Provisions.
  • A wide range of schools to gain experience across Bradford, Kirklees and Leeds.
  • Temporary to permanent, full time and part time positions are available.

If you are enthusiastic about supporting students with special educational needs and have the experience required, we would love to hear from you!

Apply Now: Please send an up-to-date CV highlighting relevant experience for this position to .


  • 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

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


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'

Reference: 52900748

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