• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – SEMH
  • SEND
  • Coventry
  • Job Area: Coventry

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a meaningful impact within an exceptional special needs school? If so, look no further – Zest is seeking an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join an outstanding special educational needs school located on the outskirts of Coventry. This is a full-time position that is set to start as soon as possible for the right candidate. And continue until the end of the academic year.

The school is dedicated to serving students aged 9-19 who have social-emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs, often alongside conditions such as ADHD, ASD, and attachment disorders. We are on the lookout for a proactive and engaging individual who boasts a track record of strong behaviour management skills.

The schools’ main mission is to give their children and young adults access to positive and engaging learning experiences that are thoughtfully tailored to their unique learning needs to equip them with the tools necessary to thrive and create a successful future.

As a Teaching Assistant in this role, you will have the opportunity to rapidly build engaging relationships with small groups of students. Your role will be closely aligned with that of the class teacher and fellow teaching assistants, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.

The Ideal Candidate:

-You are great at working as part of a team with colleagues and thrive in the classroom environment, creating a atmosphere that encourages learning and growth.

-You are deeply passionate about supporting and facilitating the learning and independence of our students. Your dedication to their success is unwavering.

-You possess the ability to engage, lead, and inspire students, igniting their enthusiasm for learning and helping them unlock their full potential.


If you are interested in this temporary position or want to find out more, email Courtney Siekiera on Courtney@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, teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

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