SEN Teaching Assistant

Date Posted:26 May 2021
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£80 - £90 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant


Do you want to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with Autism?

Tradewind Recruitment are now working with an Ofsted 'Outstanding' primary special school in Barnet, North London who are now looking for SEN Teaching Assistants to start ASAP. The schools Teaching Assistants are Teaching and Behaviour Support Staff. The role combine's teaching and learning with a behavioural approach.

The school in Barnet, North London, are looking for creative and talented Teaching and Behaviour Support staff to make a positive difference to their learner's lives. The school heavily invests in their people, providing excellent training programmes and personal development plans to get the very best from them. The school has been rated Ofsted Outstanding, providing support and education to pupils aged 4-11. They have high aspirations for the pupils and learners. The goal for all their pupils and learners is that when they leave their settings they will have the opportunity to access employment, further education or training and to live as part of the communities of their choice.

This special school provides for students with Autism and Moderate Learning Difficulties. The class sizes are small to ensure all pupils can access tailored support within a group environment or on a 1:1 pairing. There is no more than 10 pupils per class with at least 4 members of staff within the classroom. The school is very supportive of their staff and makes a real effort to ensure every new starter feels welcomed and has sufficient training to help their transition.

To be successful in this role, you must have prior experience supporting young people with Autism (ASD) as most pupils are high functioning, however there are pupils who are low functioning too. Knowledge and experience of PECS, SCERTS, Phonics, TEACHH curriculum will be helpful to support students throughout the day. Above all, you will also need the physical and emotional resilience to work with young people who often present behaviours that challenge.

The school is in Barnet, North London, and has on-site parking for those who drive. It is also easily accessible via Thameslink trains, the Northern Line, Jubilee Line and several popular bus routes.

Your role as a Teaching and Behaviour Support Assistant will be:

  • Provide day to day support, delivering 1:1, paired and small group teaching, and learner sessions
  • Supervise and support community-based learning and educational visits
  • Help to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources
  • Working with key pupils to help develop their personal plans and aspirations
  • Supporting pupils to develop crucial life skills to help them thrive.
  • You will be well organised, have good planning skills, have experience of working with children and young people with autism using a behavioural approach, a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The benefits of working with Tradewind:

  • 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!
  • Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus!
  • 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 great position as a SEN Teaching Assistant in Barnet, North London. Or for more information about the role, contact Alisha Sparks on [02078455450.option3] or []

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