Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Wandsworth, South West London

Ref: 929Monday 25 April 2022

Learning Support Assistant


Full-time – Temp-perm or permanent contracts available

Immediate/ASAP start


Are you enthusiastic and keen on kickstarting your career within SEN?


Will you be able to support some of the most vulnerable children in London within a special school?


Are you an aspiring teacher but need to gain experience first?


If these apply to you, please read on…


At Parker Smith Inclusion we are working with an incredible specialist school in Wandsworth that support children and young people with ASD. The experienced staff members provide specialised education that transforms the lives of the children who are in attendance and are driven by a genuine passion to make a change. As an SEN Learning Support Assistant, you will have the full support of their inspiring headteacher whose priority is the wellbeing of students and staff and who is always keen on helping you pursue your career aspirations.


What can you expect as an SEN Learning Support Assistant?

  • The opportunity to change a young person’s life
  • The possibility to use your own hobbies and interests to lead extra-curricular activities
  • Extensive training, whether that be as a general teaching assistant, teacher, or even a therapist
  • The potential to complete teacher training with the full support of the headteacher
  • School hours between 8.30-4 pm
  • Permanent contracts available - £17,000 (term time only)
  • Temp to perm for immediate start applications – day rates equivalent to £17,000 PAYE only


What will the school expect from an SEN Learning Support Assistant?

  • A serious hunger to start a career around Special Educational Needs
  • Someone who will go above and beyond to care for those with SEN
  • A staff member who excels at building solid relationships with other workforce and students
  • The ability to respond and adjust to challenges whilst still the following protocol


  • Long-term contracts are available for those who are looking for immediate work. We understand that pay is extremely important, and it must be clear and simple! For that reason, we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees.
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only, please bear in mind that all school-based work will be term time only
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!


Interested in hearing more?

  • If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! Applying on our company website or uploading your CV to our website.
  • 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 to 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.
  • By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.





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