Zest Education are working with a busy primary special educational needs school located in Cannock to recruit a full-time Teaching Assistant. This position is due to start from Easter half term and will be ongoing until the end of the academic year.

This school caters for children from two to eleven with moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Due to the needs of the learners, the ideal candidate will have experience within the care sector or supporting individuals with special educational needs (SEND).

The school itself is a popular primary which encourages all children to develop into independent, respectful, and confident individuals. You will need to build and maintain successful relationships with the children, whilst treating them with respect and consideration. The role will involve working with the children individually and in small groups, so it is important that you have a flexible approach.

The role:

  • You have experience supporting individuals with special educational needs or within the care sector
  • To promote and encourage independence and personal development in pupils and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times
  • You will be confident, enthusiastic and be able to identify and engage with different learning needs


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@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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