SEN Teaching Assistant

Barking and Dagenham, London
Date Posted:11 Apr 2021
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£75 - £95 per annum
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Barking and Dagenham, London

SEN Teaching Assistant

Are you looking to support SEN pupils in a Barking & Dagenham comprehensive school?

We are seeking someone to work on a 1:1 basis with a Key Stage 3 pupil. Experience supporting children with SEN is desirable although not essential, but caring, dedication and positive outlook are essential qualities for anyone working at our school. The successful applicant should be able to start from the start of the Autumn term 2021 - September 1st. The role is full time Monday - Friday.

Job Description

Role: SEN Teaching Assistant

Reporting to: Head of Middle School/Head of Learning Support


The successful applicant would be expected to work in a friendly and cohesive manner with colleagues, contributing positively to the progress of the named child/children requiring special support. The main areas of responsibility are:


  • To work individually with the child in the class under the direction of the Teacher;
  • To assist the Teacher to ensure that the child works to the best of their ability;
  • To assist with daily reading or vocabulary and comprehension as applicable;
  • To work closely alongside other Teachers and Teaching Assistants, and the Head of Section;
  • To liaise with the Teacher and the staff in the Learning Support Centre to ensure that the needs of the child is met;
  • To encourage and stimulate the child to progress in all their endeavours at whatever level;
  • To assist with the organisation and running of trips and events and supervising the child at these when necessary;
  • To work closely with Specialist Teachers and Therapists
  • To attend specialist sessions with the supported children during contractual hours


  • To assist the Teacher in looking after the well-being and pastoral needs of the child;
  • To monitor closely the behaviour of the child in class and deal with any inappropriate behaviour, in consultation with the Teacher and Head of Section if necessary, using various coping strategies that have been developed;
  • To encourage and reward the child for good behaviour, using a variety of different and appropriate methods;
  • To communicate effectively and regularly with the Teacher, other staff and the parents of the child, with regard to the child's behaviour and performance;
  • To liaise with the Teacher, the Head of Section, the School Counsellor, and the Sectional Learning Support (LSC) Coordinator where necessary;
  • To maintain notes on pastoral issues in the electronic profiling system.


  • To keep the Teacher informed of any issues arising concerning the child in the class;
  • To attend staff meetings, INSET sessions and other occasional training sessions that are relevant to the role and Section;
  • To liaise with other Teaching Assistants and Teachers across year groups and Sections to ensure effective continuity at the end of the year;

Person Specification:

Professional/Personal Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate strong communication skills with pupils, parents and colleagues
  • High motivation and open to feedback/ideas on how to enhance performance
  • A positive attitude, and a patient nature.
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances and ideas.
  • Reliability and integrity.
  • Flexible, positive and engaging style
  • Shows respect and empathy

In all areas of school life, staff are expected to lead by example and demonstrate and uphold the values and principles that we wish the boys to learn.

By registering with Sanza we can offer you:

- Rates of pay in line with experience and Main pay scale from day 1

- We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor

- Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100

- Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

- Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement

- Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

- Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Click "Apply Now" to get your application started for the role of Sen Teaching Assistant. Or for more information you can contact Lee Blake on 0207 845 6240 /

We look forward to hearing from you so that we can make a difference to this school Because Education Matters.

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