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  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

Dependent on experience

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

SEND Teaching Assistant

Monday to Friday 08.30am - 3.20pm

Term time plus 5 training days

Fixed term until Aug 2024

Main purpose

To provide learning and care support for pupils with special educational needs (SEND). This will involve working with the teacher to plan and deliver activities and supporting pupils with routines, transitions and behaviour management.

Duties and responsibilities

Supporting pupils

   Build positive relationships with pupils, promoting high self-esteem and independence

   Adapt communication style to respond to pupils according to their individual needs

   Support pupils with their social, emotional and mental health needs, escalating concerns where appropriate

   Promote high standards of behaviour, responding to incidents in line with the school’s behaviour policy and guidelines on physical intervention

   Assist with the development and delivery of individual education and support plans

Teaching and learning

   Contribute to the planning of differentiated learning activities for individual or small groups of pupils with special educational needs (SEND), delivering activities inside or outside the classroom

   Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning

   Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning  

   Through observations, provide regular feedback to teachers on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning

   Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

   Monitor, record and report on progress and attainment

   Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable

   Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school

Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

   Share knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision

   Communicate effectively with parents and carers under the direction of teachers

   Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers

   Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

   Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Professional development

   Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness

   Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

   Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures


Other areas of responsibility


   Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

   Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact lucy.robinson@springlaneprimary.com 

Commitment to safeguarding

Spring Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We promote a strong safeguarding culture at all times through our words, actions and behaviour. We safeguard pupils by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our trust child protection policy.
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About Spring Lane Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
473 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Spring Lane Primary is a vibrant and diverse school set in the heart of Northampton, and is part of a family of schools under the Campfire Education Trust.

We aim to prepare our children to flourish in an ever-changing world and offer every individual the best start in life. We achieve this through an exciting, creative and dynamic curriculum where effort is valued, progress recognised and success rewarded.

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