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SEN 1-1 Support TA, Tuebrook, Liverpool

Role Details

Job Title

SEN 1-1 Support TA, Tuebrook, Liverpool



Job Sector

Education & SEN Support Staff

Job Salary

up to £10 (per hour)

Job Type

Full Time

Term of Work



We are looking for a 1-1 Teaching Assistant to work in a school in Tuebrook area. This is a long term role to work with a boy in Year 4 with physical disabilities. He is academically bright but needs support around school to promote his independence.

Start ASAP

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

We are looking for someone with previous experience working with SEN children in a classroom environment.

Some personal care is required.

Job Title: Teaching Assistant: 1:1 SEN Support

Main Functions: To assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the pupil to whom you are assigned, to enable him/her to make best use of the educational opportunities available to them; with regard to each pupils specific needs/requirements.


    To aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:
    Clarifying and explaining instructions
    Ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided
    Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs
    Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
    Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
    Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual education plans (IEPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
    Providing additional nurture to individuals when requested by the class teacher or SENCO
    Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
    Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
    To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
    To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
    Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
    To give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem.
    To mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher
    To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the Classroom
    To support the use of ICT in learning activities and with specific programmes to support learning.
    Under the direction of the teacher, carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development
    When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance
    Where appropriate, to know and apply positive handling techniques
    To know and apply school policies on Child Protection, Health and Safety, Behaviour, Teaching and Learning, Equal Opportunities etc
    Where appropriate to develop a relationship to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information
    To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school
    To contribute towards reviews of the pupil’s progress as appropriate
    To comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment
    To take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge and skills of working with a child with specific learning difficulties
    To be willing to support playground/break time supervision e.g. educational games, homework clubs etc
    To accompany teacher and pupils on educational visits
    To provide individual support, as required, during examination session


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