What does a SEND Teaching Assistant do?
Special Education Needs and Disability Teaching Assistants, also known as SEND Teaching Assistant’s, work under the guidance of teaching and SEND teaching staff, undertaking support programmes that enable access to learning for all pupils with special educational needs or learning disabilities.
A SEND Teaching Assistant (TA) will support pupils with all stages of the national Key Stage curriculum, levels 2 through 4, between the ages of 5 and 16.
SEND Teaching Assistants work in a variety of educational settings, working closely with mainstream and SEND teachers in their day-to-day duties including helping plan lessons that contain accessible opportunities for learning at all ability levels.
Within this role you will utilise your knowledge of learning support, communication skills and creativity to develop a varied approach helping pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities understand the information presented and supporting them throughout their education.