SEN Teaching Assistant

Date Posted:03 Jun 2021
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£70 - £110 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant


Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced SEN Teaching Assistant for a school in Sutton, South London. The role is full time and will start ASAP on a long-term basis for the rest of the academic year for the right candidate.

The School:

The school is an independent specialist day school in North Cheam, London designed with a state-of-the-art learning environment which has been created to meet the needs of young people with autism.

The team are experienced at working with young people who have been out of education for a period of time, or who have become school phobic. The school prides itself on the support given for reintegration back into school and providing young people with opportunities to develop friendships.

The school provides a safe learning environment for pupils living with autism (ASC), mainly Asperger's Syndrome and higher functioning autism, who also face other challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and pathological demand avoidance (PDA). The vision is to create the highest standard of autism education provision so that the most vulnerable young people are given the best opportunities to learn and grow through the best environment, best teachers and best support staff.

Job role:

Staff are expected to look at students holistically and draw on a wide range of social care and teaching strategies to meet student needs

Professional duties/tasks in achieving objectives:

To support, encourage and motivate individual students (or very small groups of students) working on learning tasks and activities, set by the teachers in accordance with the aims of the lesson and the Individual Education Plans.

To support the teachers in the organization of the class, undertaking and recording of baseline assessments for new students.

To prepare teaching resources as directed by the teacher and ensure these are available when required by the teacher.

To assist the teacher in preparing and presenting displays of students' work.

To assist the teacher in the maintenance of the daily attendance register.

Expectations from staff:

  • Developing lively, enquiring minds fostered by increasingly independent learning
    ● Encouraging parents to be active partners in their children's education
    ● Fostering self-reliance and motivation
    ● Providing a safe, stimulating and nurturing learning environment
    ● Encouraging children to act creatively and with imagination
    ● Supporting an understanding of the children's pasts which will help them to live successfully in the present, and to plan intelligently for the future
    ● Promoting cooperation in all aspects of school life
    ● Facilitating discussions, debate and learning how to value the differences and diversity within our school

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. With us, it's never 'just a job'. In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some amazing benefits alongside our competitive pay, at Tradewind Recruitment SEN, we are known for remunerating our candidates better than our competitors, as well as always providing high quality service.

What does a Support Worker do? As a Support Worker you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of support that will enormously contribute to the schools we support, so that students can get a more comfortable, gracious, liberated and happy life. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, upbeat individuals to join our registered service which looks after a number of special schools and provisions across London.

The benefits of working with Tradewind:

  1. As a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, we're committed to putting candidates & staff first
  2. We employ the best in the business to provide an exceptional service to our candidates
  3. Top rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request)
  4. More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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. Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer.

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as an Teaching Assistant Sutton, South London Or for more information about the role, contact Jade Kierans on [0207 845 5450. option3] or []

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