SEN Teaching Assistant

Posted 13 May by The Aurora Group

SEN Teaching Assistant
Location: Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £9.45 - £10 based on experience.
Hours: Full time - 40 hrs per week, Mon - Fri. Term time - 39 weeks

Essential Criteria: • Level 2 or 3 Qualified • Experience of working in a special school environment is desirable.
Interviews – June / July 2020.

Aurora Hanley School
Aurora Hanley School, opened in September 2017 as a special school for children with complex communication and social difficulties.  We provide flexible day placements for students aged 6 to 19 years whose difficulties are typically associated with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other associated issues that impact their emotional health and wellbeing and create barriers to learning.

The Role:
The purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to support the children with their learning and care whilst in school and other settings. As well as developing and delivering personalised learning, you will work with colleagues to support pupils with their daily routines, transitions and positive behaviour management. A tailored approach to the individual child ensures that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. On occasion the Teaching Assistant will need to support the Class Teacher with the day to day running of the class.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career whilst you help shape and develop our provision to achieve this. 

Key roles and Responsibilities

  • To establish a warm, caring and supportive relationship with pupils in order to support them feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn during their time at the School.
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.
  • To contribute to providing high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through supporting the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Support the Class Teacher in all areas of the day to day running of the class
  • To respond to the varying and changing needs of the school and adapt to any task presented to achieve the smooth running of the school.
  • To promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within a multi-professional team.


  • Level 2 or 3 Qualified
  • Experience of working in a special school environment is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and/or experience of SEN


  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid holiday
  • Training and Development

If you are interested in this great opportunity then please apply on-line, or for more information, please email  

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident

Reference: 40350067

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