Teaching Assistant (SouthEast London, UK)

Job Description

TYPE OF CONTRACTDirect ManagerDepartmentSalary Range
Permanent, Full-TimeSenior Teaching AssistantEducation / AcademyScale 5 - 6 Points 5-11 £14,830 - £16,700.92

Role summary:

Our client is a residential and day school for pupils aged 8-19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties and
other complex needs including autism and language difficulties.
We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and pupils are valued and supported so that we can
all ‘grow, learn and flourish.’
Our client aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve
success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience
and ability to make informed life choices.

The successful candidate will join a supportive school where we invest in our staff and create skilled class teams. This role
could lead to the opportunity of further professional development to train as a Senior TA or HLTA. Key tasks are to support
and develop the educational environment for the students, to include extending their curriculum skills, social skills, and
personal development. To also provide a safe environment, emotionally and physically, for the students within the guidelines
and procedures of the school. Experience in working with children, and Level 2 qualifications (GCSE or equivalent) in English
and Mathematics are essential.
Visits and telephone calls to the school are welcomed by our Therapy Team.  All posts are subject to
references, enhanced clearance from the DBS and a 6-month probation period.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English
language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the
Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective
performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be
applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be
found on our website.
We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or religion.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 5th June 2022
Interview date: w/c 30th June 2022


Work 36 hours a week. (Salary includes an outer fringe allowance of £637.00)

Conscientious and innovative
• Energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working
• Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs
• Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes display challenging behaviours

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