at Chalk Education
Location Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Date Posted March 8, 2023
Category SEND
Job Type Permanent
Salary £75 – £85 per day

Job Description


Are you an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant? Do you have a passion for making a difference and contributing to the development of young people?


Chalk is recruiting for a positive SEND Teaching Assistant to work in a SEND school which caters for children with Autism, Speech and Language disorders, moderate to severe learning disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. In this role, you will work alongside the class team to promote pupils and to enable them to make progress towards positive academic and EHCP outcomes.


Particular Responsibilities

  • To ensure that a young person’s entitlement to a high standard of teaching and learning and communication is achieved in association with teachers and therapists
  • Undertake activities as directed by the class teacher/leader which may include:
  • Preparing for learning including displays and resources
  • Contributing to the development of class planning and pupil targets
  • Assisting with a range of education activities designed to meet the needs of the individual or small group which may include direct teaching/instructing overseen by a teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating a young persons’ completion of work
  • Delivery of therapy led programmes (where trained) to support progress to EHCP outcomes
  • To manage and support all students with regulating and reducing challenging behaviour, this includes appropriate use of physical intervention (where trained) in line with the school policy and the individual’s Positive Behaviour Support Plan


General duties:

  • Be aware of and work in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines and the Equal Opportunities policy
  • To take responsibility for self-development through the performance review process and undertake any relevant training as offered by the school, in conjunction with the training and development plans
  • To participate in training to improve skills and knowledge relevant to the needs of the post
  • To undertake any other duties within the competency of the post as determined by the school
  • May be required to attend, from time to time, training courses or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs


Additional requirements:

  • References confirming suitability for role
  • Commitment to safeguarding
  • Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the update service
  • Eligibility to work in the UK



- Support from dedicated and knowledgeable specialist consultants

- Continual professional development through online training

- Competitive pay rates related to your experience

- Opportunities within a range of schools and provisions

- Refer a friend bonus with £150 in vouchers

For more information, please contact Vicky on 07961672574.


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