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Job Title: Teaching Assistant (SEN)

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

Salary: £11.72 - £12.78 per hour (£20,845 - £22,835.30 actual salary)

Hours: 40 hours per week - Term Time Only - Monday to Friday

We are seeking an experienced Teaching Assistant to join a new independent specialist school based in Wilmslow, for young people aged 5 to 19, who face difficulties as a result of complex communication needs typically associated with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The role:

As a Teaching Assistant you will support the children with their learning and general wellbeing to ensure every child has the best opportunity to reach their full potential in a caring and safe environment. Where necessary this may include supporting with care needs from time to time as well as positive behaviour management adopting a tailored approach to the individual child.

Experience and Skills required:

  • Experience working with SEN / Learning Disabilities in an employed or voluntary setting
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own absolutely necessary, as you will be required to carpool students to and from school, on a rota basis.
  • Working towards Level 2 award in Support work in schools or an equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE Maths and English Level 2/C or above qualification is essential.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures.
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD
  • Be positive and creative in meeting pupils’ needs


  • Full training and continued support
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Perk box

Required skills

  • SEN
  • childcare
  • support
  • teaching assistant
  • autism

Application questions

Do you hold a Teaching Assistant qualification?
Do you have experience of supporting individuals with SEN / Learning disabilities?
Have you previously worked as a Teaching Assistant?
Do you have a driving licence and access to your own vehicle?

Reference: 52314115

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