SEN Teaching Assistant

Dagenham, London
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2024
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Dagenham, London
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Our client school's Additional Resource Provision (ARP) in Dagenham, catering to children with a primary area of need of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), is seeking a dedicated and passionate Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic team. Open since January 2020, the ARP has become an integral part of the local school community.

About the ARP:

The ARP, based in Dagenham, provides specialised support for up to 12 children, allocated by the borough's local authority EHCP team. While being a pupil at our client school does not guarantee a place in the ARP, those who benefit from this resource experience a highly structured environment. The ARP operates on three curriculum pathways - pre-formal (sensory-based/engagement), semi-formal explorers, and semi-formal challengers, with a progression towards formal learning (mainstream).

Teaching and Learning:

Recognising the diverse needs of the children in the ARP, we focus on a holistic approach to teaching and learning. Our curriculum covers not only academic skills but also social interaction, communication skills, emotional regulation, and sensory regulation techniques. Life skills are integrated into daily lessons, emphasising the safety and well-being of both the children and others.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Teaching Assistant in our Dagenham-based ARP, you will play a crucial role in supporting the individual needs of the children. Working alongside a dedicated team of two teachers and five teaching assistants, you will contribute to the high standard of teaching and learning. Daily small group sessions provide opportunities to practice essential social skills, promoting integration into mainstream settings.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting in the implementation of individualised curriculum plans.
  • Collaborating with the teaching team to maintain a consistent approach.
  • Engaging in regular training related to autism teaching and learning.
  • Facilitating daily small group sessions focused on social skills development.
  • Contributing to the overall planning and development of the ARP.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Relevant experience working with children with Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic learning environment.
  • How to Apply:
  • If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children with ASC and have the qualifications and skills required, we invite you to apply. Please submit your CV to

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