• Teaching Assistant
  • Birmingham
  • Job Area: Selly Oak

Zest Education are currently seeking a full-time Teaching Assistant to join an excellent secondary school in the Selly Oak area. As a Teaching Assistant, you will be responsible for providing support to students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The school pride themselves on their supportive and inclusive environment, so are looking for an individual who will be able to uphold these standards. This role is due to commence in February 2024 and will last until the end of the academic year.


– Provide one-on-one or small group support to students with SEND, helping them to achieve their academic goals
– Assist the teacher with planning and delivering lessons, adapting materials and resources to meet the individual needs of students
– Help to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students
– Monitor student progress and provide feedback to teachers and parents as required
– Support students in developing social and emotional skills
– Collaborate with other staff members to ensure the needs of SEND students are met effectively


– Previous experience working with SEND students is essential
– Knowledge of different learning needs and strategies to support students in overcoming challenges
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Ability to adapt to different teaching styles and methodologies
– Patience, empathy, and understanding towards students with special educational needs
– Relevant qualifications or training in the field of education or special education

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Lucy at lucy@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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