SEN Teaching Assistant

Islington, London
ASL09167_1609326044
Date Posted:30 Dec 2020
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£70 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant

Islington, London
COVID-19 notice: Instead of face-to-face meetings, all initial interviews will be via telephone and we can guide you through submitting your documents online.



Tradewind are currently recruiting for a SEN Teaching Assistant for a Primary provision in Islington working with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The role is full time and will start in the new year on a long-term basis for the full academic year at least, until July 2021 and will most likely become permanent for the right candidate.



This school in Islington, North London, is an Outstanding Ofsted rated primary school in Islington providing for students aged 5-11. They have recently opened a mixed provision to support students with a range of complex needs including Autism, Downs Syndrome, Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) and Medical Needs.



As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will be working within a small classroom of up to 8 students providing 1:1 support to two pupils in EYFS with complex needs. You will be on hand to support the students within class, helping to engage them in their lessons and ensuring the lesson is running smoothly. You will also assist in the organisation of class activities and perform 1:1 and group work with students to engage them and ensure their progress. The main responsibility is to support the class teacher during lessons with the educational and social needs of pupils with a range of abilities who follow a curriculum adapted to best meet their needs. There is a focus on developing Social Skills in lessons and also group sessions improving life skills and communication skills.



This Islington school has been commended twice for their academic excellent, is viewed as a well-connected and caring school who go the extra mile to help children achieve their personal growth. The school aims to provide a creative and stimulating learning environment, with a strong commitment to the arts.



The school is very central and is easily accessible by several transport links including the Northern Line, Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City and is not far from London King's Cross so can be accessed via multiple London boroughs.



Essential requirements of a SEN Teaching Assistant:

Experience supporting young people with autism or complex learning difficulties.
Previous support work within a school or other child related experience.
Enthusiastic, positive and friendly approach.
A caring and professional manner, willing to support with the personal care of pupils.
Must have legal right to work in the UK.


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, 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 be considered for this SEN Teaching Assistant role in Islington, North London, or more information please contact Alisha Sparks on 0207 845 5450, Opt 3, or alisha.sparks@twrecruitment.com.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates and employees come first. We have the very best people 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, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of your career goals and work hard on your behalf to secure you positions with great rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request) and plenty of development opportunities. We have more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, a brilliant referral bonus, full interview preparation, help with lesson planning, online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability and plenty more benefits by registering with Tradewind. Because our people matter most.



We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.



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