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SEN Support Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£23k per year

Barns Green

Permanent | Full Time



Join Our Team as a Learning Support Assistant in West Sussex Countryside!


Teaching Personnel is in partnership with an outstanding SEMH school, offering a state-of-the-art learning environment for male pupils dealing with trauma, PTSD, behavioural needs, and associated mental health struggles.

Nestled in the West Sussex countryside, this stunning provision presents a challenging yet incredibly rewarding opportunity for Learning Support Assistants.

Role Highlights:

  • Support primary or secondary pupils across a variety of subjects and activities.
  • Opportunities range from the school's mechanic workshop to hands-on experiences in the forest school.
  • Assisting the class teacher in promoting behaviour, academic and emotional support.
  • Working as part of an excellent team of professionals.
  • Monitoring pupil progress and offering a helping hand whenever necessary.
  • Providing support during break, lunch, extra-curricular activities and school trips.

Why Choose Us:

  • Work in a captivating environment that nurtures growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation starting at £11.85 during the 14-week probation and £23,000 paid 52 weeks per year upon successful completion.
  • Excellent career development opportunities for hard working educators.
  • A friendly consultant will guide you through the interview process and make sure you go in feeling confident!

Ideal Candidate:

  • Confidence and good authority in managing challenging behaviours.
  • Ability to promote positive behaviour while forming trusting relationships and maintaining boundaries.
  • Resilient, adaptive with great empathy and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • A people person.


  • Child-only DBS registered to the update service.
  • References covering 24 months.
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • School is located in rural Horsham, being able to drive is advantageous.

If you're ready for an exciting journey in a challenging yet rewarding setting, we want to hear from you!

Join our team and contribute to the positive development of these exceptional pupils. Apply now and make a lasting impact!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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