SEN Support Assistant

SEN Support Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a SEN Support Assistant to join our team.


  • To train and direct others to ensure that Dyslexia support is specific to student;
  • To deliver literacy/ numeracy, up skilling and dyslexia support by either individual student support or small group teaching;
  • Be familiar with theories about testing and psychometrics, including relevant statistical concepts;
  • To provide flexible assessment opportunities and closely plan, monitor, track and record student retention, achievement and success;
  • To keep written records as requested and required for audit purposes e.g. weekly lesson plan logs and Student Reviews/Profiles;
  • Administer, select and evaluate a range of educational tests and assessments in line with the Data Protection Act;
  • To read, write and interpret reports, allowing better support to identified students;
  • To ensure that all identified needs of students that they responsible for with an EHCP are met;
  • To support the Head of Learning Support to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of SEN and Disability legislation;
  • Accompanying the child throughout the school day;
  • Providing speech and language support;
  • Supporting the child’s social and emotional development;
  • Working collaboratively with the Class Teacher, school SENCo and outside agencies in order to provide the very best support;
  • Engaging, motivating and encouraging;
  • Monitoring and carrying out assessments.


  • Pro-active, hardworking and committed to making a positive impact;
  • Child workforce DBS on update service or willing to apply for a new DBS;
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or above;
  • Recent experience working alongside children with special educational needs.