1-1 Teaching Assistant

Richmond upon Thames, London
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2023
  1. Teaching Assistant
£90 - £95 per day
  1. Long-term

1-1 Teaching Assistant

Richmond upon Thames, London
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Join Our Outstanding Secondary School in Twickenham as a Full-Time, Long-Term Teaching Assistant!

Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant with a passion for personal care and supporting students with unique needs?

Role: Teaching Assistant (Specialising in Personal Care) Location: Twickenham Contract Type: Full-Time, Long-Term (Starting in September)


  • Provide comprehensive support to a student who is a wheelchair user, ensuring their safety and wellbeing throughout the school day.
  • Assist the student with personal care tasks, including toileting, feeding, and mobility assistance, following their individual care plan.
  • Collaborate closely with teachers, therapists, and other support staff to ensure a consistent and personalized approach to the student's education and development.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment within the mainstream classroom, promoting independence, confidence, and self-esteem.
  • Implement strategies and adaptations to facilitate the student's engagement and participation in classroom activities, enabling them to access the curriculum alongside their peers.


  • Proven experience working as a Teaching Assistant, preferably in a special educational needs (SEN) or inclusive setting.
  • Proficiency in providing personal care and assistance to students with physical disabilities, including wheelchair users.
  • A compassionate and patient approach, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting the student's individualized education plan.
  • Understanding of safeguarding and health and safety procedures related to personal care.

Why Join?

  • Outstanding Reputation: Be part of a highly regarded secondary school committed to providing excellent education and support.
  • Meaningful Impact: Make a difference in the life of a student with unique needs, supporting their growth and development in a mainstream classroom setting.
  • Long-Term Opportunity: Enjoy a full-time, long-term position, starting in September and contributing to the student's progress throughout the academic year.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside experienced educators and dedicated professionals in a supportive team environment.
  • Vibrant Location: Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Twickenham, with its green spaces, riverside walks, and excellent transport links.

If you are a compassionate and experienced Teaching Assistant with a passion for supporting students with personal care needs within a mainstream classroom, we would love to hear from you!

To join us and be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Hold a high-level degree
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks (you can apply through Tradewind and get the cost of the DBS refunded after 20 day of working with us)
  • Your CV must cover 10 years of employment
  • Legal right to work in the United Kingdom

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this position in Twickenham; or alternatively, for more information please contact Zjantelle Makabali on 02078455450, option 2 / Zjantelle.makabali@twrecruitment.com

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