SEN teaching assistant: interview questions

Use our interview record sheet with suggested interview questions for an SEN TA. It also includes pointers on what to look for in answers.

Last reviewed on 12 November 2020
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our list of questions
  2. General questions and tasks suggestions for TA interviews
  3. See examples of job descriptions

Download our list of questions

We've set out a selection of questions in an interview record sheet for a teaching assistant (TA) supporting a pupil with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). It also has:

  • Pointers on what to look for in answers
  • Space to record responses and an evidence score 

Adapt it to your school's context and the role

The interview record sheet isn't intended to be prescriptive or to give an exhaustive list of questions. Personalise it and add questions specific to: 

  • The role you're recruiting for
  • Your own setting
  • Any issues your school is facing  

We worked with 3 of our associate education experts to produce these questions and pointers on what to look for in answers.

Our article on interview questions and tasks for TAs and HLTAs gives more general questions and