Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1320886838-2
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: SMART Education Recruitment
  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nursery / Early Years, Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title Teaching Assistant

Pay Rate £90.40 - £94.29

Location Lichfield

Hours 8.30am 3.30pm

Smart Education is currently recruiting for a Teaching Assistant to work in Lichfield.

Benefits of working as a Teaching Assistant

  • Term time only
  • Weekly pay
  • Free CPD training
  • Holiday pay
  • Own dedicated consultant to ensure you are happy with your work

Job Requirements of this Teaching Assistant job in Lichfield

We are seeking individuals with a genuine passion for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) who are:

Dedicated to witnessing children thrive in a Special School environment.

Motivated and hold high expectations for all learners, particularly those with behaviour or emotional difficulties.

Committed to working collaboratively within the whole school community.

Capable of contributing positively to the broader life of the school beyond the classroom.

Qualifications or Certificates:

- A minimum of a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent is required.

- Additional training or certification in behaviour management, emotional support, or SEN education is advantageous.


  • Previous experience working in a Special School or similar environment with children aged 4 to 13 with behaviour or emotional difficulties is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise the well-being and learning progress of students.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, maintaining high standards and expectations for all learners.
  • Experience in promoting and embodying the vision, aims, and ethos of a school community.

Brief Overview of the Role:

The successful candidate will work in a Special School environment, providing support to children aged 4 to 13 with behaviour or emotional difficulties. This role entails placing the well-being and learning of pupils at the forefront, fostering positive relationships with students, parents, and other agencies. Opportunities for continued professional development are provided, and successful candidates will join a caring team dedicated to providing the best for the pupils.

About Smart Education

Smart Education are a specialist Education and Early Years agency, we recruit for permanent and temporary roles including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, SEND, Nursery Nurse and Tutors.

SMART EDUCATION is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. It is an offense to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity to children.