Job description

SEND Specialist Teaching Assistant – Derbyshire
GSL Education are currently working with a fantastic SEND School in Derbyshire. The school cater for children and young people with SEMH, Autism and Challenging Behaviour.
All roles are initially Temp but will become permanent for the right person
Interviewing ASAP
Your daily responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the class teacher with planning, monitoring and delivering creative lessons
  • Acting as a positive role model and managing behaviour
  • Providing 1:1 and small group Maths, English, Science and behaviour interventions.
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment and approaching education with a child centered approach. 
  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Under the direction of a teacher implement group or 1:1 interventions to support pupils who have emotional or social barriers to learning
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Understand Individual Education Plans & Behaviour Support Plans and assist to implement these, under the guidance of the teacher
The ideal candidate will have:
·         A hard-working, energetic and flexible nature
·         Clear communication skills
·         A calm, understanding and consistent approach to working with children
·         Knowledge of Autism, SEMH, ADHD and Challenging Behaviour
·         Ideally Team Teach trained
Must have a full UK Driving license and access to own car.
Experienced TAs/LSAs, support workers, security/ children's secure provision practitioners, ex prison service officers, as well as sports coaches will be considered for this role.
Candidates wishing to apply are requested to forward a copy of their CV to our Education Consultant, Jeshma, as soon as possible. 
All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognized teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent. A DBS on the update service is also required.

For further information on this role/schools, please do not hesitate to contact Jeshma on 0116 478 8000 or email your CV to