1:1 Secondary Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Tower Hamlets, North East London

Ref: 6011Monday 1 July 2024

Location: Tower Hamlets

Position: 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant, Secondary 

Contract Type: Full-Time

Salary: £85 - £100 

Start Date: September 2024

Closing Date for Applications: July 31, 2024

About Us

Parker Smith Inclusion are working with a progressive and inclusive secondary school based in Tower Hamlets, committed to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for all our students. We strive to provide individualized attention and tailored support to ensure every student can achieve their full potential.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and empathetic 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant to support a secondary student with challenging behaviour, issues with engagement, and the need for extra support. The successful candidate will play a vital role in helping the student manage dysregulated behaviour and succeed academically and socially.


  • Provide dedicated 1:1 support to a secondary student with challenging behaviour.
  • Implement strategies to help manage and reduce dysregulated behaviour.
  • Work closely with the student to improve engagement and participation in school activities.
  • Assist with the implementation of the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and behaviour management plan.
  • Collaborate with teachers, SENCO, and other professionals to monitor and review the student’s progress.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Support the student in developing coping strategies and social skills.
  • Communicate effectively with the student’s parents/carers, providing regular updates on progress and any concerns.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities.


  • Experience working with secondary students with challenging behaviour and dysregulated behaviour.
  • A calm, patient, and resilient approach.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships and establish trust with students.
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g., CACHE Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent) are desirable but not essential.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

If you are interested in this role or any other SEN positions please get in contact with myself, elise.harnwell@psinclusion.co.uk 

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