Permanent SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Barking and Dagenham, North East London

Ref: 1001Thursday 20 June 2024

£19,500 - Permanent

SEN Teaching Assistant – East London – Barking Permanent contract – September


Role: SEN Teaching Assistant

Start date: September

Place of work: East London Secondary School (outer London)

Reporting to: SENCO

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £21,744 (actual salary - term time)



Are you a graduate looking for practical experience to support a career in education, child psychology, or SEND?


Are you passionate about a career in SEND and looking for a supportive and friendly team with which you can grow and develop?


Is an opportunity with career progression important to you?


I am actively looking for passionate Education Support professionals who are keen to secure an opportunity to develop their career. Interviews with the Head and Inclusion team will start after half-term break, so please do not delay in applying! These are essential roles within the inclusion team and will form an integral part of the the school's SEND offer.


What do you need to be a SEN Teaching Assistant?

The school are looking for someone with a passion to work as a SEN Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. You will need to share in the school's child focused vision and hold inclusive practice as the utmost priority. Proven passion to work in SEND is essential as you will work to assist the school's dedicated SENCO in delivering inclusive education across the whole school. I am looking for someone with a passion for providing consistently inclusive education practices and is focused on continuing their development in education. They are a growing school and therefore the successful applicant will have a long career opportunity here with much room for progression and CPD. 

Ultimately, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic, a strong team player and share in the school's vision for genuinely inclusive education.


What to expect as a SEN Teaching Assistant and the school

  • Term time only, SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Joining a highly motivated and passionate group of staff who work tirelessly in the best interests of the students
  • Supporting the most vulnerable learners receive the support they deserve, enabling them to leave school with the skills and resilience they need to achieve their dreams
  • Personalised CPD programme which best fits your needs; and clear pathways for progression. 
  • Pro rata salary of up to £19,500


SEN Teaching Assistant ​Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to individuals and small groups
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being
  • You will also specialise and take responsibility for an area that suits your skillset/experience, for example; EAL, support in a particular subject area, support to gifted and talented, or SEND support including behaviour, and speech and language interventions
  • support the SENCO and HLTAs in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum
  • Liaising with teachers, parents


This is an exciting career opportunity for a SEN Teaching Assistant within a growing secondary school, with a purpose built building in a diverse area of London. They are looking forward to welcoming like-minded education professionals to their growing team. 

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply with your CV today, we can’t wait to hear from you!      



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, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV

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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