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Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant Average UK Salary & Prospects

Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants support teachers to help children with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.  
  • Teach social skills to students.  
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.  
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs.  
  • Observe
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Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants typically work around 30 to 40 hours per week.

As a Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    34,978 GBP *
    per year
    12,577 GBP
    23,000 GBP
    Starting
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant

    Men make 4% more than Women
    21% of Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants are men
    • 36,160 GBP
    • 34,633 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant
    Average salary for full-time Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant

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    Pay over time for Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 34,731 GBP
    • 35,323 GBP
    • 34,601 GBP
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    • 33,488 GBP
    • 34,978 GBP

    Future outlook for Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistants

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    Very good outlook
    43 000+ jobs available
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    0% yearly wage growth (on average)
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    24% chance of automation in the future

    Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant - Your future job?


    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • % of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
    • % of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • % of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent

    You can do a college qualification to help you get started, for example:

    • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
    • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Early Years Educator
    • T level in Education

    You may be able to get a placement working with children with special educational needs while doing your course.

    Many people get qualifications or experience working with children in mainstream schools, then move into working with children with special educational needs.


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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Instructing Teaching others how to do something
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant. Check that you know:
    1
    Computer based training software Children's educational software; Text to speech software
    2
    Data base user interface and query software Automate the Schools ATS; Blackboard; Data entry software
    3
    Device drivers or system software Screen magnification software; Screen reader software
    4
    Electronic mail software Email software
    5
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
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    Things to highlight for your Special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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