SEND Learning and Teaching Assistant

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Do you have a passion for working with children and the ability to create an inclusive and engaging learning environment for students with additional needs? We are seeking a SEND Learning and Teaching Assistant for a SEND school in Northumberland.

About the role

The best Learning and Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and are able to build positive relationships with pupils and staff, quickly and effectively.

You will be working with and supporting students aged 2-18 with a diagnosis of physical, medical, sensory needs and/or moderate learning difficulties. Previous experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs is desirable. You will assist the class teacher with recording and reporting on pupil progress and behaviour, and help ensure that children are making good progress in the classroom. You will promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils with a flexible approach to learning and a positive, friendly and understanding attitude towards children and young people with complex needs.

About the school

This is a designated SEND school that caters for pupils aged 2-18 years with physical, medical, sensory needs and/or moderate learning difficulties. The school wishes for all pupils to achieve their potential personally, socially. emotionally, physically and educationally.


To be considered for the role of SEND Learning and Teaching Assistant you will:

Previous experience of working with children and young people is desirable
A kind, caring and nurturing personality
Patient and understanding
Flexible and adaptable
Friendly and approachable
Reliable and supportive

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:

Recent and relevant experience of working with children or young people with special educational needs.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call India Stokell on  or email
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