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SEN/SEMH Teaching Assistant

Are you an aspiring teacher looking for the perfect opportunity to gain long-term classroom experience?

If the answer is yes, this is the opportunity you have been looking for!

We have partnered with a fantastic primary school in Middlesbrough, this school is passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing for its students and staff. Develop your skills within this role as this school is keen to provide you with the tools and support you need to thrive.

This school has a number of students who have high, complex needs and are looking for support mostly with their early years and key stage 1 students. Many of these students have physical and social-emotional mental health (SEMH) needs and will need your support in the classroom to achieve their goals.

As an SEMH/SEN Teaching Assistant, you'll be working with a specialist team to ensure these students' needs are met so they can flourish academically and have a positive school experience.

Throughout this role, you'll have support from the school and our pre-teacher training programme to support you in gaining the best experience which will aid you in becoming a successful teacher in the future.

Looking for a different role?...

We have a range of classroom-based support roles available, so if this role isn't what you are looking for, contact us today! Our roles range from working with early years up to further education including a mixture of mainstream and specialist schools. For more information email your CV to

What To Expect From This Unique Opportunity:

  • Work within a positive environment, which promotes good mental health and wellbeing
  • Gain invaluable classroom experience to support you in deciding if teaching is the right career for you
  • Develop your skills and learn something new while getting support from experienced members of staff
  • See the impact you are able to create through working closely with SEN students from day 1
  • Full-time Monday – Friday (35 hour working week)
  • £451.65 per week (term time only)

What We Are Looking For:

  • Hold a completed bachelor's degree (minimum 2:2)
  • Eager to learn new things and help others
  • Comfortable with providing SEMH support as well as personal care
  • Able to build positive relationships with people from a range of backgrounds
  • An empathetic individual with a 'can do' mindset
  • Have a good knowledge or experience in working with children who have SEN/SEMH needs (preferred)

If this sounds like you I would love to hear from you!

TO APPLY: click 'Apply' or email your CV to

***Step Into Teaching is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Baring Service check***

***We aim, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within 5 working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future.***


    £451.65 per week (term time only)
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Do you have UK GCSE 4 (grade C) or above in English & Maths (for primary science also required)