Do you believe in our vision that ‘every child has a future’? 

At R.E.A.L. we aspire to be the leading provider of high quality learning opportunities and innovative approaches to enable all children to receive a valuable life changing experience. Our values of trust, innovation and achievement are core to re-thinking engagement and approaches to learning.

  • Job Title: Specialist Teaching Assistant
  • Salary: £16,430 – £19,080 per annum
  • Hours: Maximum of 30 hours per week, term time only (39 working weeks) – Permanent part-time, full time and sessional available.
  • Location: East Midlands including but not limited to: Worksop, Mansfield, Ilkeston, Nottingham and Leicestershire.

R.E.A.L Education provides both independent special schools placements and market leading alternative education. We are seeking someone who has knowledge and experience of teaching in a SEN/D environment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for using a collaborative, multi-sensory and holistic approach to support and maintain a high level of learner engagement through collaborative preparation. The aim of the post holder will be to deliver an innovative, creative and flexible curriculum during sessions both on a 1:1 basis and a small group setting at a variety of sites within an agreed locality.

To be successful in this role you will have 3 years prior experience in a SEN environment, be innovative in your approach to engaging learners and have some experience of managing health and safety awareness, risk management and the safeguarding of young people. Applicants must also hold a minimum Level 4 qualification in an education, health or social care setting (e.g. relevant NVQ, PTLLs, A levels).

In addition to your holiday entitlement and paid bank holidays, we will offer you 5 days paid dependency leave a year, access to the company’s Westfield Health, support your continuous professional development and provide a bereavement insurance policy. 

We believe that building trust and positive relationships with learners is key to successful intervention. If this is something you believe in, then please contact us at for a campaign pack, or for further information.

R.E.A.L. Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore all candidates will be subjected to Safer Recruitment checks and will not be able to commence employment without a satisfactory DBS and two references. 

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