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SEND Support Specialist

Targeted Provision


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join a dedicated team transforming educational support for UK's vulnerable children as a SEND Support Specialist with Targeted Provision.


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Organisation Summary: Targeted Provision is a forward-thinking company with a heartfelt mission: to elevate the educational support for vulnerable young people across the UK. Our work involves collaborating with schools and local authorities to deliver specialized tutoring and mentoring services. Our ethos revolves around the belief that every child, given proper guidance and a positive role model, can thrive academically and personally. You'll be joining an early-stage, rapidly expanding organization that values team growth, personal development, and employee well-being.

  • We offer a competitive salary of £28,000 per annum (FTE), private healthcare, generous leave, and flexible hybrid working conditions.
  • Benefit from ongoing professional development, including access to extensive CPD opportunities.
  • Participate in termly company events and contribute to an environment focused on transformative support for young learners.

Role Summary:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure the smooth delivery of educational services.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with tutors, families, and local authorities.
  • Conduct regular reviews and catch-ups with tutors to support and enhance their teaching strategies.
  • Attend important meetings (TAC, PEP, LAC) and provide valuable insights on best practices.
  • Monitor lesson reports, identify areas for tutor support, and provide feedback and resources where necessary.
  • Identify safeguarding risks and collaborate with the safeguarding team to ensure student safety.

Role Requirements:

  • Passionate about supporting vulnerable youth with a background in teaching or tutoring children with complex needs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed care, safeguarding legislation, and child protection protocols.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with a detail-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desirable: Experience supporting other educators, familiarity with SEMH/PRU, and adaptability to new technologies.

Application Process Details:

  • Submit your CV showcasing relevant skills and experiences.
  • Commit to promoting health, safety, and well-being of children, adhering to safeguarding policies.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply to better reflect the experiences of our students.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

We are looking for a SEND Support Specialist to join Targeted Provision on a permanent and hybrid basis, providing administrative support to our team in our mission of supporting the UK’s vulnerable children and young people. 

At Targeted Provision our mission is to raise the standard of educational support offered to vulnerable young people in the UK.

We work with schools and local authorities to provide specialist tutors and mentors for children and young people with additional educational needs.

We also support mentoring and engagement / re-engagement for young people in need of Alternative Provision. We believe that with the right support and role model in their lives, every child can grow in confidence and succeed in learning.

Our culture of team growth and development is person-centred and ethos-led, ensuring that every member of the company is aligned with our mission and can deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support.

What we offer our SEND Support Specialist:

  • £28,000p/a FTE
  • 32 days of annual leave (FTE) and an additional day off on your birthday
  • Private Healthcare Plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • The flexibility of a hybrid role
  • Extensive CPD and upskilling opportunities, including unlimited access to the full Tes CPD suite
  • Termly company events with the wider Targeted Provision Team
  • Working within an early-stage company focussed on the development and wellbeing of its team
  • A place within an ambitious and fast-growing company of child-centred individuals committed to transforming the world of support for vulnerable young people for the better
  • The opportunity to be heard, make real change within the team, and be part of the growth of an ambitious organisation

We are excited to offer this extensive benefits package to ensure we can work with the most impact-led individuals the UK has to offer!

The SEND Support Specialist role

We pride ourselves on providing the best possible social-emotional and educational outcomes for our children and young people. We are seeking SEND Support Specialists to support the tutors working with our learners, keeping the team around the child and ensuring that the provision we are offering to our children and young people follows a trauma-informed and holistic approach. 


  • Building and maintaining good supportive working relationships with tutors, parents/carers, and local authority personnel.
  • Offering three-weekly catch ups with every tutor on their current provision.
  • Review Individual Support Plans with tutors where required and assisting tutors to write Individual Learning Plans. 
  • Regularly review the desired outcomes of the children and young people you are supporting with the team around the child.
  • Respond to requests from local authorities to attend TAC, PEP, LAC and review meetings.
  • Providing advice and insight to our tutors on best trauma-informed and holistic practice. 
  • Review all lesson reports on a weekly basis, identifying where tutors require support to make tuition successful and providing the tutor with advice and resources where needed.
  • Meeting up with tutors to discuss an appropriate approach for the needs of their children and young people.
  • Identifying any safeguarding risks through your touch points with tutors and raising them with the safeguarding team.
  • Review and send conclusive reports written by our tutors at the end of every placement.
  • Carrying out Lesson Observations both f2f and online, giving feedback to tutors to continue improving quality of tuition.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people. You will be experienced in supporting vulnerable children and young people, familiar with a trauma-informed approach, and have a proven track record of facilitating positive outcomes for learners with a variety of SEND / SEMH needs. 


  • Previous experience as teacher / tutor for children and young people with complex needs. 
  • Previous experience supporting vulnerable children and young people in a trauma-informed and holistic manner. 
  • Excellent knowledge of child protection and safeguarding legislation, guidance, and best practice.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage a varied workload and work under pressure.
  • An excellent eye for detail.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Previous experience supporting other teachers / tutors supporting vulnerable children and young people.
  • Experience working within an SEMH, PRU, SLD / MLD school.
  • Experience adapting to new technologies
  • Experience within a small and fast-paced team
  • Experience in a customer-facing role


We look forward to receiving your CV, outlining your relevant skills and experience that can help make a difference.

It is a strict requirement that you have the ability to work in a way that promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people and follow safeguarding policies and procedures at all times. We take Safer Recruitment seriously and only those candidates who are able to demonstrate their ability to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of children and young people will be considered for this role.

We are keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds. The over 2 million vulnerable children in the UK are disproportionately constituted of minority and LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as people with disabilities, refugees and migrants, and people living with mental health conditions. It is integral to our mission of raising the standard of support for the UK's vulnerable learners that we engage individuals from all backgrounds so that our team can better share/relate to the experiences of our students.

Applications are being considered on a rolling basis.


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