SEND Secondary School Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 41559
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £11.44 to £19.20 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Holiday pay
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Rosie Stahelin

Job Description

Become a Secondary SEND Teaching Assistant with Stafflex Education in 2024!

Are you an experienced Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) teaching assistant eager to make a difference in the lives of students? Your expertise is in high demand, and Stafflex Education is looking for dedicated professionals like you!

About Us:

Stafflex Education is partnering with secondary schools and academies across Kirklees, Calderdale, and Wakefield. We urgently need SEND teaching assistants for day-to-day, long-term, and permanent positions. Join us and become an integral part of our mission to support students with additional needs.

Your Role:

As a Secondary SEND Teaching Assistant, you will:

  • Provide One-on-One Support: Assist specific secondary school pupils with additional needs across various curriculum subjects
  • Collaborate with Teachers: Work closely with class teachers to ensure each student's success
  • Nurture Social Skills: Help students develop essential social abilities
  • Maintain Focus: Keep students engaged and on task
  • Contribute to Academic Development: Support students' academic growth and achievement
  • Assist the Broader Class: Offer support to the entire class and teacher as needed


To be eligible for this rewarding role, you need:

  • Experience: Recent work with secondary age children, preferably in a one-on-one capacity
  • SEND/SEMH Support: Proven track record supporting secondary students with SEND and/or Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Qualifications: Minimum Level 3 qualified or equivalent
  • Supportive Demeanour: Nurturing attitude with exceptional behaviour management skills
  • Relationship Building: Ability to forge strong working relationships with students and staff
  • Comprehensive CV: Detailed employment history for the last 10 years, with explanations for any gaps
  • Safeguarding Compliance: Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, and Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable)
  • Legal Right to Work
  • Interview Availability: Willingness to attend a face-to-face registration interview

Why Choose Stafflex Education?

At Stafflex, we pride ourselves on our community-focused, family-run approach. We prioritise relationships with our staff and partner schools, providing unwavering support throughout your career. Renowned for our friendly, transparent, and ethical practices, we are committed to your success.


  • Holiday Pay: Separate holiday pay to ensure you have paid annual leave opportunities
  • Weekly PAYE Payments: Facilitated by our in-house payroll team
  • Stafflex Hub Access: Convenient web app for managing your availability and accessing valuable training resources
  • Expert Advice: Support from our team of former teachers
  • Local Assignments: Convenient placements tailored to your preferences
  • 24/7 Phone Service: Round-the-clock assistance whenever you need it

Ready to Make an Impact?

Apply now or call 01484 351010 to explore how Stafflex can empower your career in secondary education. Join us and become a vital part of creating a supportive and enriching learning environment for students with additional needs.

Equal Opportunities:

Stafflex Education is committed to equal opportunities and is both an Education Recruitment Agency and Business. All candidates will undergo thorough compliance procedures, including enhanced DBS and reference checks, as part of our unwavering dedication to safeguarding secondary school students.

Join Stafflex Education and make a difference as a Secondary SEND Teaching Assistant in Kirklees, Calderdale, and Wakefield!