Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Islington, London

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Date Posted: 28 Mar 2024
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £95 per day
  1. Long-term

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Islington, London

Tradewind Recruitment has a new opportunity available for a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant to join the team at a secondary school in Islington for an urgent start!

  • Start Date: April 22nd
  • Contract: Full-time
  • Working Hours: 8:15 AM - 4.15 PM
  • Salary: £85-95 per day

This role will involve you working with students with a variety of special needs who need additional support in class. We are seeking individuals with Teaching Assistant experience with a great team spirit.

This is a popular, modern school with a great team on board. The school was graded as "good" after their most recent Ofsted inspection and the leadership team are continuously seeking ways to improve further. The school has good transport links and a small car park.


As a Special Needs Teaching Assistant at this great school you will be working as part of their pastoral team which assists students throughout the school. You will be:

  • Assisting students to access the curriculum, adapting materials and resources as required.
  • Collaborating with teachers and other professionals to implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies.
  • Providing one-on-one support during classroom activities, ensuring students remains engaged and on track.
  • Monitoring and recording students progress, providing feedback to the teaching team.
  • Encouraging social interaction and fostering positive relationships between the students and their peers.


  • Previous experience as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant is desirable.
  • Genuine passion for working with students with special educational needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to remain calm, patient, and empathetic in challenging situations.
  • Willingness to undergo specific training related to the student's medical needs.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the evolving requirements of the role.

To join us and be successful in this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role you will need to:

Ideally be a graduate or have previous experience of working children or young people in a school

Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks

CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible

Legal right to work in the UK

The benefits of joining Tradewind Recruitment :

Your income matters; we will always seek to get you the highest rate of pay and will provide you with the best possible advice

Your development matters; we offer our people free access to over 2,500 CPD courses, webinars and resources via the incredible National College

Your flexibility matters; we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts and permanent positions available local to you

Your well-being matters; we put people at the heart of everything we do and are proudly a Sunday Times Top 100 employer for 4 years running

We pride ourselves on our exceptional service to our candidates and are proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

If you are interested in applying for this Special Needs Teaching Assistant role in Islington, please click "apply now" or contact Cian at Tradewind at Cian.Kelly@twrecruitment.com

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