SEN Teaching Assistant TJ_SEN_TA

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

  • Primary TA
  • Secondary TA
  • SEN TA



Job Details:

Are you looking to help change the lives of children and adults that have additional learning needs? (SEN/ALN) Then this job is for you!

At Excell Supply, we are CONSTANTLY looking for some fantastic Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants with a genuine interest in supporting pupils that have SEN/ALN and assisting their development to get the very best out of them. Experience is as highly valued as qualifications.

We are an education specialised recruitment company, supplying Teaching Assistant’s, Learning Support Assistant’s and Teachers to SEN Specialist schools and mainstream schools, all over Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Cheshire, Powys and North Wales.

About the role:-

  • Working with groups of children aged between 4 and 18 (Key Stages 1,2 3 and 4) and being a vital part of their learning journey.
  • Following instructions and guidance given by the class teacher.
  • Ensuring children’s safety in and out of the classroom.
  • Supervising children during break and lunchtime (if requested)
  • Aiding the Teacher, if the student is struggling to understand, then offer another perspective to the student
  • Helping with lesson plans
  • Observing and providing feedback to the class teacher about the children’s learning and progression.
  • Effectively managing off-task behaviours.

About you :-

  • Although qualifications are always helpful, experience is just as important we find.
  • Other relevant qualifications include, Health and Social Care, Childcare courses, Teaching Assistant courses among many.
  • An Enhanced DBS on the Update Service (we can assist you in applying for this)
  • Experience working within children, or adults in a care or educational capacity.
  • Transferrable skills such as teamwork, initiative, flexibility, adaptability, remaining calm under pressure, caring and helpful.
  • Experience working with students with challenging behaviour. Examples of situations how you would/have dealt with a challenging situation
  • Effective solutions to deal with challenging behaviour (with examples if not stated in above statement)
  • A calming attitude, that relaxes the student if they are stressed or angry.
  • Easy to communicate with and approachable
  • Supportive when students ask questions / for help
  • A never say no mindset

About us :-

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Work where and when you want to – we listen to your needs and preferences and will do our utmost to ensure we can offer them
  • Recommend a Friend Scheme – earn up to £500 per referral!
  • A designated Account Manager, who is your one point of contact and has strong working relationships with schools in your area and where you wish to work.
  • Always available on email, text or call if you have any queries or issues, 7 days a week.
  • Opportunity for permanent positions if of interest.
  • Support and advice from our expert professional mentors, including lesson observations
  • Access to a full calendar of CPD opportunities in the form of our Twilight Training Programme and other courses delivered during the school holiday.


As members of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and Umbrella body to the DBS, (Disclosure & Barring Service) Excell Supply is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children.

All applicants will be subject to thorough employment checks and must have an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service certificate in place.

Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one.

If you believe you have the skills required for this role, please apply now. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the vacancy closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Important Notice In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa.

Excell Supply are unable to offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.

Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Excell Supply is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £11.68-£12.50 per hour

Expected hours: 6 – 30 per week


  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Shrewsbury, SY2: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)


  • Care: 1 year (preferred)
  • Classroom: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • DBS (preferred)


Apply Online:

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