Unqualified Teaching Assistant (SEND)

8 July 2024

Are you passionate about supporting the educational and personal development of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

Do you have the drive to make a difference in a nurturing and dynamic educational environment? If so, we invite you to join our team!

AK Teaching is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Unqualified Teaching Assistant to join our team at a SEND provision based in Ashington. This role involves working closely with teachers and other staff members to provide tailored support to children with SEND.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Support: Assist teachers in delivering personalized educational programs for students with SEND, adapting materials and activities to suit individual needs.
  • One-on-One Assistance: Provide direct support to students, helping them to understand and complete tasks, and encouraging their engagement and participation.
  • Behaviour Management: Help manage classroom behavior, using positive reinforcement and strategies tailored to the needs of children with SEND.
  • Resource Preparation: Assist in the preparation and organization of learning materials and resources to support lesson plans.
  • Monitoring Progress: Observe and record student progress, providing feedback to teachers and participating in meetings to discuss individual student needs.
  • Inclusive Environment: Foster a safe, supportive, and inclusive classroom environment where all students feel valued and respected.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and other staff members to support the overall development and well-being of students.


  • DBS Clearance: An enhanced DBS on the update service is required, or applicants must be willing to apply and pay for one through AK Teaching.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work with a wide range of ages and adapt to different classroom settings as needed.
  • Experience: While no formal qualifications are required, experience in a similar setting is highly desirable. Those with qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning or Childcare are encouraged to apply.

Personal Attributes:

  • Empathy and Patience: Ability to understand and respond to the diverse needs of students with SEND.
  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with students, staff, and parents.
  • Team Player: Ability to work well within a team, demonstrating flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Initiative: Proactive approach to supporting students and contributing to the classroom environment.

Why Join AK Teaching?

  • Supportive Team: Join a professional and supportive team dedicated to enhancing the educational outcomes for children with SEND.
  • Impactful Role: Make a significant and meaningful impact on the lives of students, helping them to achieve their potential.
  • Professional Development: Access to ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and career prospects.
  • Competitive Salary: Receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply: If you are enthusiastic, patient, and committed to supporting children with SEND, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a cover letter.

Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of children with SEND. Apply today and start your rewarding journey with AK Teaching!

AK Teaching is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Valid Until
August 31, 2024
Kurtis Gibbon
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