Teaching Assistant (SEN)

  • Job Reference: 00002835-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Prospero Teaching
  • Website: https://www.prosperoteaching.com/
  • Location: Taunton Jobs
  • Salary: £95.00 to £105 Per Day
  • Sector: Education & Training, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract, Term Time

Job Description

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (SEN School)

Location: Taunton

Type: Full-time position

Salary: £90-£105 per day (dependent on experience)

Prospero Teaching are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our team at an EBD (Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) SEN (Special Educational Needs) school located in Taunton. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young learners who require additional support.


  • Support students with emotional and behavioural difficulties in their academic and personal development.
  • Assist teachers in delivering tailored learning programs to meet individual needs.
  • Provide one-to-one support and guidance to students during classroom activities.
  • Promote positive behaviour management techniques and encourage positive social interactions.
  • Help create a safe and nurturing learning environment for students.
  • Collaborate with other staff members, including teachers, therapists, and parents, to ensure effective support for each student.
  • Monitor and record student progress, providing feedback to the teaching team.


  • Previous experience working with students with emotional and behavioural difficulties is desirable but not essential.
  • A genuine passion for supporting and improving the lives of students with special educational needs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Patience, resilience, and the ability to remain calm in challenging situations.
  • A valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check on the update service is mandatory.
  • Relevant qualifications in education, childcare, or related fields are advantageous.

We offer a supportive working environment and opportunities for professional development and growth. The successful candidate will become an integral part of a dedicated team committed to helping students achieve their full potential.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of students with emotional and behavioural difficulties, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview, which may include a practical assessment.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment