SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:16 Jul 2019
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable

SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
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This is a unique opportunity for Graduate Teaching Assistants keen to develop their skills and experience in Special Educational Needs. Based in Hillingdon, this Secondary SEN School caters for 240 pupils with a wide range of SEN needs including Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Autism (ASC), Dyslexia and Dyspraxia (SpLD). Classes are made up of 10 pupils with 1 teacher and 1-2 teaching assistants. All Teaching Assistants are Team Teach trained and the school has on-site trainers to support new staff to gain this certification. For the right person, the school will offer support to gain your teaching qualification as they believe in growing and developing staff to become long term members of the team.

The school supports children of many different abilities, from Mild Learning Difficulties to complex needs. As a Teaching Assistant you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced class teachers and work alongside the on-site Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT). The MDT assess students and create individualised therapy plans to support each student with their specific learning and behaviour needs. Proactively managing behaviour is central to the role of Teaching Assistants in this school, you will develop a strong understand of pupils needs and develop a wide range of strategies to support pupils to engage positively in class.

Independence is encouraged with pupils being supported to grow their confidence and competence academically, socially and with life skills every day. Academic classes are taught alongside vocational and skill-based classes such as Design and Technology, Food Technology, Hairdressing and Beauty, Horticulture, Dance and Art. There is also a house on site, where students can learn and practice the basic skills needed for independent living, such as cooking, setting the table, washing up, re-decorating, etc.

This position is best suited to Teaching Assistants who are passionate about SEN and have experience working with Autism (ASC) and complex moderate learning difficulties (CMLD). All students in the class will have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). Comfortable working with secondary aged pupils, you will be able to adapt your approach to suit each student's ability.

The Teaching Assistant would:
*Work with a class of 10 pupils, supporting students 1:1 and in small groups
*Support pupils with complex needs, moderate learning difficulties (MLD) and Autism (ASC)
*Use proactive de-escalation techniques and follow individual therapy plans
*Be responsible for ensuring all students achieve their highest potential
*Tailor the learning environment and subject material to suit individual needs
*Ideally be Team Teach trained

The school:
*Has fantastic development opportunities for Teaching Assistants wanting to become SEN teachers
*Rated OFSTED Good
*Has 240 pupils aged 11-19 years old
*Provides placements for children and young people who have Complex Moderate Learning Difficulties (CMLD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
*Follows the National Curriculum with no students disapplied.
*Offers vocational training opportunities and life skills development
*Has an onsite Multi-Disciplinary Team, comprising of Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
*Is well resourced to support SEN pupils with a sensory room, break-out spaces and a nurture room

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*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, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
*A 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
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

To join us and be successful in this SEN Teaching Assistant role you will need to:
*Be qualified to teach in the UK
*Hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks
*Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
*You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as an SEN Teaching Assistant in Hillingdon, London or for more information about the role, contact Jade George on 0207 845 5450 / OPTION 3 or We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.
Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
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