Permanent SEMH Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 4067Thursday 18 January 2024

Secondary SEMH Teaching Assistant

Salary £20,500 - £23,500

Location: London Borough of Southwark

Monday to Friday

  • Do you want to help Key Stage 3 children with social, emotional and mental health needs to flourish in their education?
  • Do you have a passion for SEMH education?
  • Do you feel you can make a difference to these children's education and future success?

About the school

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and caring individual to actively contribute towards the education and personal development of students within a specialist, built-for-purpose secondary school. The students at this school have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in place and can express challenging behaviour. The school focuses on developing learning and achievement, emotional well-being, behaviour for learning, willingness to learn and also their social and life skills. This school in particular, has a therapeutic approach; they utilise play therapy, art therapy, canine therapy, a variety of sports, languages and music alongside standard school topics such as maths, English, science and computing.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Have some experience in a TA role or SEMH setting but training can be provided for those with the right attitude!
  • Be a robust, resilient, positive individual with some experience of challenging behaviour is preferable, but training can be provided.
  • Wants to work in a highly supported and rewarding role with excellent training opportunities to develop their experience and career.
  • Wants to make a positive impact on SEMH children who, without our support, would otherwise miss out on quality educational experiences.
  • Applicants with hobbies, a sporting or arts & crafts background are a bonus!

What you can expect

  • A great opportunity to work in a specialist school environment.
  • To create wonderful connections with students as you help them flourish and succeed in their education.
  • Training is provided by outsourced as well as in-house teams so you can always feel confident in your role.
  • A supportive team of experienced professionals who are trained, skilful and knowledgeable.


Please apply if you want to be part of a school that strives to provide the best educational support so that their students can grow to be happy, healthy, independent members of the local and wider community in their future.


Interested in hearing more about opportunities like this across London?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by responding to this advert, send an email to or uploading your CV to the Parker Smith Inclusion 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.

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