• Alisdair Low

SEN Teaching Assistant - SEN School in Blackburn

Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Salary: £9.65 - £11.15 p/h - this is a permanent job.

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term Time Only

This School is an 'Good' rated innovative provider of education and care, supporting young boys aged 10 - 19 with complex needs typically related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and other conditions.

The school is part of a group of 20 SEN schools across the UK.

They invest heavily in you and will train you to become a fully qualified teacher if that is what you want.

They’re currently looking for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant – Level 2 to join them at their beautiful woodlands surrounded school in Darwen.

The Role

As our new Teaching Assistant, your role is to support our 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.

You will be expected 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, and to promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times.

You will support the class teacher and 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.


Key duties: 

  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities.  

  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil attainment and progress. 

  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting pupils’ progress according to the school’s policies in order to monitor and foster pupils’ progress in all areas of learning. 

  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children. 

  • Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British values within the PSHE policy across the whole school. 

  • Promote pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, behavioural, physical development and spiritual well-being through a whole Day Curriculum. 

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.


Skills and Qualifications:

  Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting  

  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own car absolutely necessary, as you will be required to carpool students to and from school, on a rota basis.

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning 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 

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual 

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.


If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.


The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.


As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.