Development Tutor

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 328Wednesday 3 November 2021

£15,000 - £19,000

Development Tutor

January 2022 start, or sooner

1:1 ASD Learning Mentor

Permanent role - £15,000 - £20,000 p/a

Are you a recent graduate or do you have experience supporting children and young people with autism?

Are you looking for a permanent opportunity as a ASD Teaching Assistant in a school where you can progress and develop in your career?

Do you have a passion for therapeutic support or counselling?


About the School

The small and friendly school is based in South London, Croydon with easy transport links and parking available for drivers. The school provides education to students secondary age students with social, emotional, mental health needs and other learning needs including Autism and are dedicated to improving the lives of children with SEND and their families. The school has been consistently graded as good and has an exceptional leadership team.


The School's Ethos

This is an environment in which students are supported using Reality Therapy, a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals identify their basic primary needs which are not met, set realistic goals, resolve conflicts, and connect with others in a way that helps them feel a sense of belongingness and meaning with them. They take a restorative approach to learning which is built around respect and understanding consequences of choices. An extremely positive approach that encourages self-regulation and therefore there is no restraint used within this school.


About the role as Development Tutor

As a Development Tutor, you will be coaching a child in year 8 with autism on a 1:1 basis, both in and out of the classroom. You will help the Class Teacher to deliver 1:1 teaching and support. You will develop your skills working with students with SEMH and autism and receive specialist training surrounding the school's ethos.


Development Tutor requirements

  • Passionate about supporting students with SEND
  • Committed to personal development and learning specialist skills
  • Proactive and flexible
  • Ability to be a team player and build rapport quickly
  • Ideally someone with previous SEN experience, either formal or informal
  • Those looking for a career path into teaching, therapy, or counselling are encouraged to apply!


Interested in hearing more about SEN Teaching Assistant / SEN Tutor roles?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £15,000.00-£19,000.00 per year

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