SEND Teaching Assistant

Connex - North East

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Do you have a strong dedication to guiding students through their educational journeys? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that might be perfect for you. We’re actively seeking a compassionate and dedicated SEN Supply Teaching Assistant to join our team in Middlesbrough on a full-time, temporary basis.

Position: SEN Supply Teaching Assistant Location: Middlesbrough Contract Type: Full-Time, Temporary Salary: £80.00 per day

At Connex Education, we’re collaborating with a highly esteemed Middlesbrough-based school known for its commitment to inclusivity and fostering a diverse community of learners, including those with diverse special educational needs. The institution takes pride in cultivating a supportive, welcoming environment dedicated to continuous improvement.

Role Overview:

As a SEN Supply Teaching Assistant, your role is pivotal in nurturing the growth and development of students with SEN. Your responsibilities encompass:

  • Teacher Assistance: Collaborating with classroom teachers to create an inclusive and engaging learning environment for students with special educational needs.
  • Personalized Support: Providing tailored individual or small-group support to students, customizing learning activities to meet unique requirements and fostering academic progress.
  • Behavioral Support: Implementing effective behavior management strategies to help students achieve their social and emotional goals, ensuring a positive and conducive learning atmosphere.
  • Resource Preparation: Assisting in the organization of educational materials, ensuring accessibility for all students.
  • Collaborative Approach: Working closely with fellow SEN team members, parents/guardians, and external professionals to establish a comprehensive support system for each student.


  • Previous experience working with children or individuals with special educational needs is beneficial, though not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated patience, empathy, and the ability to understand diverse needs and adapt support accordingly.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills for effective collaboration with teachers, parents, and other professionals.
  • A commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equality in an educational setting.
  • Flexibility in working hours and adaptability to changing schedules.
  • A valid DBS check (or willingness to obtain one) is required.


  • Opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of students with SEN, contributing to their academic achievements and personal growth.
  • Valuable experience in an educational setting, building essential skills for a future career in education or related fields.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Access to ongoing professional development and training opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you’re passionate about supporting students with special educational needs and are interested in this fulfilling role, please submit your updated CV to


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