Secondary SEN Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1380801952-2
  • Date Posted: 6 July 2024
  • Recruiter: GSL Education - Southampton
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment, Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our passion is education, we provide champion quality to our schools and are always improving.

We are currently working with a lovely SEN Secondary School in Portsmouth. We are looking for a pro-active and personable individual to support KS3 and KS4 classes who cater for pupils with SEN needs. The school s focus is providing a nurturing environment that enables the pupils to engage successfully in all aspects of learning.

Role of an SEN Teaching Assistant:

  • Supporting the class Teacher (4-8 pupils per class)
  • Supporting with outdoor day trips and activity days
  • Embrace all aspects of the school s visions and core values
  • Working with pupils with ASC, complex needs, and challenging behaviours
  • Full-time 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • 1:1 and small group work ensuring pupils stay on track with the curriculum

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have lots of patience, be proactive and resilient! - this role can be challenging, but it is very rewarding!
  • Experience working within a SEN school (not essential)
  • A strong ability to develop relationships and rapport with pupils
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

To work with GSL Education as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, you should:

  • Have the right to work in the UK.
  • Have an up-to-date CV with two relevant references from within the last 2 years.
  • Have a DBS registered to the update service or be happy to apply for one with GSL Education


Here at GSL Education, we offer competitive pay rates, bespoke service and dedicated Consultants who will support you in securing your new role. Whether you are at the start of your career or are looking for a more manageable work-life balance, rest assured we are here for you. As experienced Education Recruiters, we have helped hundreds of Candidates gain the relevant experience and training required to become Specialist Support Staff, Newly Qualified Teachers, Fully Qualified Teachers, Education Psychologists and even gain Senior Leadership appointments.

Please be advised that this role requires strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection and that successful applicants must satisfy all background safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS on the update service.

For more information about this position, please visit our website to contact the relevant branch. To work with GSL Education in the role of Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, please apply via the application link or visit (url removed) to apply online.