Year 2 SEND Teaching Assistant

Havering, London
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2024
  1. Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£90 - £110 per day
  1. Long-term

Year 2 SEND Teaching Assistant

Havering, London
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Job Opportunity: SEN Teaching Assistant (TA) - Year 2 Support

Location: Hornchurch, Havering

Position: Full-time

Start Date: 29th April 2024

Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:15 - 15:45

Daily Rate: £90 - £110 PAYE (depending on experience)

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced SEN Teaching Assistant (TA) to support a child in Year 2 who is high-functioning autistic. This rewarding role involves providing one-to-one support to the child to ensure they are able to access learning opportunities and reach their full potential.

About the Child:

  • The child is high-functioning autistic, requiring support to stay on task and maintain focus.
  • No personal care is needed.
  • Working at Greater Depth in Maths, operating at a level more typical of Year 3/4.
  • Able to retain information well, particularly about flags, countries, etc.
  • Requires consistent support to keep them on task and engaged in learning activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one support to the child, assisting with their learning activities and ensuring they remain focused and engaged.
  • Adapt and differentiate learning resources and activities to meet the child's individual needs and learning style.
  • Support the child in accessing the curriculum, particularly in areas where they are working at a higher level.
  • Encourage independence and self-regulation skills, while providing reassurance and guidance as needed.
  • Collaborate with the class teacher and SENCO to implement and review the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) and any additional support strategies.


  • Experience working with children with autism or special educational needs, preferably in a primary school setting.
  • Strong understanding of autism and strategies for supporting children with autism.
  • Ability to adapt and differentiate learning activities to meet the child's needs and interests.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with the child and other members of staff.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude towards supporting children with diverse learning needs.


  • Competitive daily rate, dependent on experience.
  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child with special educational needs.
  • Supportive school environment with opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Opportunity for ongoing work and career progression within the school or wider education sector.
  • If you are passionate about supporting children with special educational needs and have the skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you. Interviews will be held shortly, so early applications are encouraged.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer.

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