Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1380223247-2
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vision for Education - Newcastle
  • Location: Northumberland
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Health and Safety, Procurement & Supply Chain, Project Management, Social care, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant
North Tyneside (Full Time)
£(Apply online only) per week (salary is depending on experience and/or qualifications)

September 2024 ongoing (Long Term Role)

The School and Role

This Good with Outstanding Features SEND school, based in North Tyneside, supports children and young people aged 2-19 and is looking to appoint a passionate Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant to work in either Key Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4 classes on a full-time basis. Working in this SEND school as part of an established team, the desired Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant will be working on a small class sized basis with pupils with SEND including Autism, MLD, SLD, ADHD, PMLD, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). This full time Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant role is long term from September ongoing.

What you will get:

  • Free dedicated online training sessions in areas such as safeguarding, child protection, behaviour management and working in SEND (special education needs and disabilities).
  • Advice and guidance from industry professionals.
  • A paid placement working in a school setting of your choice (depending on availability).
  • Support in processing your compliance and background clearance checks (cost of enhanced DBS check and Update Service registration not included).
  • A reference from your placement school enabling you to work in schools as a TA.
  • Support from education recruitment experts in finding you work once your placement is complete - you will join our supply pool where you can gather even more school experience, with the potential to finding a long-term or permanent role.

The school's aim is to create a secure, vibrant, supportive learning environment in which the whole school team educate their children, value their individuality and encourage them and help them to ensure they leave school happy and healthy prepared adults, ready to take their next steps in life.


The desired Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant will have;

  • A passion to work in education.
  • A commitment to undertake virtual, evening training sessions and committed to completing the required training and participating in ongoing CPD.
  • Availability to complete a paid placement in a school.
  • Readiness to start working as a TA with us on completion of the programme.
  • Be compassionate, understanding and caring.
  • Be able to build positive relationships with children and young people.
  • Be flexible, proactive and a team player.
  • Understand the crucial importance of keeping children and young people safe.
  • Be able to demonstrate at interview the reasons why you want to start a career in education, and explain your understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant and the important part they play in the school community.
  • Be willing to pay for an enhanced DBS check and register with the Update Service.

What we offer
As a Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant, part of our team, you benefit from:

  • Excellent daily rates paid using the PAYE system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability).
  • Social and networking events.
  • Pension contributions.
  • CPD to help with your professional development.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant.

About us
We are a market-leading education supply agency committed to the development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high quality educators.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply
If you are a Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage learners and would like the challenge of working in a rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities call us on (phone number removed).