SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
Date Posted:09 Oct 2019
  1. Learning Support Assistant
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Hillingdon, London
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Receiving an OFSTED rated Outstanding award in January, this is an opportunity to work as a Teaching Assistant in a thriving and high performing team achieving great results with their pupils. The school provides in depth training for candidates who are new to working in a school setting.

The Teaching Assistant will be working in a specialist school based in Hillingdon. Close to Northwood station, this is a school for blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. The school has around 50 pupils aged 2 to 14. The needs supported at this school include: vision impairment, multi-sensory impairment, learning difficulties and disabilities, physical disabilities, communication difficulties as well as additional medical and health needs. We are looking for candidates experienced with health care support. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting people with physical disabilities and medical needs.

The ideal candidate will be confident to provide this high level of care and a confident and capable TA, knowledgeable about VI support, manual handling and personal cares. Experience working in Vision Impaired settings is highly desired but not essential. You will be working in a classroom-based setting alongside a class teacher and other Teaching Assistants.

The school is set in a lovely green space in Hillingdon, flooded with light and with a central garden. It is a lovely setting to work in and all staff who have been their previously have enjoyed their time at the school.

The Teaching Assistant would:
*Have a background in Health Care or have worked as a Health Care Assistant
*Have SEN experience in a school setting (desired but not essential)
*The ability to be able to manage complex needs and PMLD
*Be comfortable with personal cares and manual handling
*Differentiate lessons to suit the needs and abilities of learners in the class

The school has:
*Been OFSTED rated Outstanding
*Around 50 students aged 2-14 years of age.
*Blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities
*Values of Inclusion, Focus on the child, collaboration, quality and integrity
*Family services on site to support the local community

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 Teaching Assistant role you will need to:
*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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