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SEND Teaching Assistant

Knighton Fields Road West, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 6LG
Knighton Mead Primary Academy
Full Time
£21,768.00 FTE
5th October 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
22nd February 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1275586

L2 Teaching Assistant with a specific or primary focus on pupils with additional needs.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to work as L2 Teaching Assistants at Knighton Mead Primary Academy, part of The Mead Educational Trust. The successful candidates will be based either in KS1 or KS2 with a primary focus supporting pupils with additional needs.

You will mainly be required to work with pupils with special educational needs to provide both care and encouragement, supporting them to participate in planned learning activities and to support their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.

The role is especially rewarding, enabling successful candidates to support and advance the learning of SEND pupils through in class support, or within a designated learning hub.

Permanent SEND TA – 32.5 hours per week – term time only + three training days

We are looking for:

• Enthusiastic and energetic Teaching Assistants to work either on a 1:1 basis or with pupils in very small groups

• A demonstrable commitment to ensuring all children make excellent progress.

• Individuals who can demonstrate care and compassion for our pupils and their families.

• Team players who can develop excellent relationships across our school community.

• Knowledge of how to support pupils with different SEND including cognition and learning, physical and sensory, social, emotional, mental health and communication and interaction difficulties, specifically Autism.

We can offer you:

• An opportunity to work in a school with high academic expectations.

• An opportunity to work with children who are enthusiastic and motivated to learn.

• An excellent professional network across The Mead Educational Trust.


• GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (desirable).

• Previous teaching assistant experience or a current formal qualification relating to Supporting Education

• An ability to work on their own initiative.

• A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.

• The ability to use relevant technology/equipment.

• A proactive attitude.

• A commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

Closing date: No closing date as this is a rolling advert

Interviews: TBC


Safeguarding Statement:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Applicants who will be undertaking early and/or later years childcare (or the management of such childcare) will be required to complete a declaration that neither they, nor anyone who lives in the same household, is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.
Knighton Mead Primary Academy

Knighton Mead Primary Academy

Part of The Mead Educational Trust

The Mead Educational Trust