Job Description

Job Title: Teaching Assistant - SEND Specialist School

Location: Tamworth

Employer: Smile Education (in collaboration with SEND Specialist School)

Position Type: Full-Time, Ongoing (Potential for Permanent Role)

Start Date: After February Half Term

About Us:

Smile Education is proud to support the recruitment for a caring and experienced Teaching Assistant at a large SEND specialist school in Tamworth. Joining our professional team presents an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students' lives, providing high-standard care and education to those with a wide range of needs, including ASD, SEMH, Multi-Sensory, and challenging behaviour. This role offers a chance to become part of a leading team dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Position Details:
We are seeking a dynamic Teaching Assistant to commence after February half term on an ongoing basis, with the potential for a permanent role. As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in providing one-on-one or small group support to students with SEND, adapting strategies to meet individual needs, collaborating with teachers on personalised education plans, and fostering strong relationships with students to promote their self-confidence and engagement. Additionally, you will contribute to classroom management and behaviour strategies, ensuring a positive learning atmosphere and supporting the development of a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

Minimum of a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or a similar field.
Recent experience working as a SEN Teaching Assistant.
Able to provide a minimum of 2 references covering the past two years, with at least one commenting on your interaction with children.
Hold an enhanced DBS on the update service or willing to apply for a new one.
Sound knowledge and experience of working with children with specific needs.
Experience of working with the school curriculum.

  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students' lives.
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
  • Chance to work in diverse educational settings, gaining valuable experience.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • School parking available.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Own personal experience consultant for support and representation throughout your career journey.
If you are a caring and experienced Teaching Assistant ready to contribute to the success of our students, we invite you to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive team, enhance your career, and play a vital role in creating an inclusive learning environment.

Smile Education is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.