SEN Teaching Assistant - Drama

Tottenham, London
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2024
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant - Drama

Tottenham, London

We pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting both schools and candidates, ensuring the best possible outcomes for students and staff alike.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a dedicated SEN Teaching Assistant with a background in drama to join our team in a SEN unit based in Tottenham. The successful candidate will work closely with secondary-aged pupils who have a range of needs and are unable to access the mainstream curriculum without additional support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tailored support to students with special educational needs, including those with learning difficulties, disabilities, or behavioural challenges.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of engaging and inclusive drama activities to enhance students' social, emotional, and academic development.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and SENCOs to implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and behavioural strategies.
  • Foster a positive and supportive learning environment that promotes confidence, independence, and self-expression among students.
  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to address students' specific learning goals and overcome barriers to learning.
  • Monitor students' progress and provide feedback to teachers and parents/carers as required.


  • Relevant experience working with secondary-aged students with special educational needs, ideally within a SEN unit or similar setting.
  • A background or qualification in drama, theatre, or performing arts, with a passion for using creative methods to support learning and development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/carers.
  • Patience, empathy, and resilience in working with students who may display challenging behaviour or have complex needs.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the diverse needs of students and contribute effectively to a collaborative team environment.

To Apply: If you are passionate about supporting students with special educational needs and believe you have the skills and experience to excel in this role, please contact Blake Simpson at to submit your application.

Note: Tradewind Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references will be required for this role.

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