Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching assistants support teachers in schools to help provide education to children with certain educational needs and disabilities. The term ‘special educational needs’ is used when learning difficulties or disabilities make it harder for children to learn and absorb information than most other children of the same age.
Working as an SEN teaching assistant is a demanding yet ultimately rewarding job, which requires patience and understanding. Depending on the needs and severity of the children’s conditions, you may be expected to work one to one with individuals, or with a small group of children within a larger classroom situation.
Within this job role is it important to encourage the children to communicate with others, follow instructions and be confident in their learning. These may be skills that many children will find easy, but for those at SEN schools it might take a little longer. By using your skills and training in becoming an SEN teaching assistant, you will make a remarkable impact on many of the children’s lives and future potential.
At Horizon Teachers our SEND team work with schools and alternative provisions across London and the Home Counties. We offer roles at some of the best SEN schools in London and are passionate about recruiting for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities sector. We cover all areas of the SEND sector, which includes:
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