Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Hackney, North East London

Ref: 4849Monday 29 April 2024

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant | Hackney | ASAP Start | £80-£85 per day PAYE

Are you a Graduate looking to gain some fantastic experience before pursuing a rewarding career?

Do you have a passion for Special Education Needs Children and their development?

I am working with an 'Outstanding' primary community school in Hackney who are seeking bubbly, engaging and energetic Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistants to join their team on a successful team. The school are very keen on individuals who want to make a difference to SEN children’s lives whilst also bringing along their own initiative and energy to the classroom!

What to expect working as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will be supporting SEN pupils, and the school is recruiting for multiple roles
  • This role would be a great fit for a psychology, education or social science graduate or someone who is enthusiastic about SEND and would like to pursue a career working with children
  • A long-term contract, working for the whole academic year with the prospect of becoming a permanent member of staff
  • Continuous CPD training for all SEN Teaching Assistants, including Phonics, Makaton, PECs, Colourful Semantics etc
  • The ability to work in a highly supported staff team within a fantastic mainstream school
  • Gain the opportunity to make a huge difference to the social and emotional development of an SEN child as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

Requirements for Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • A Graduate in a similar field is desirable but anyone with fantastic energy and drive is key
  • Previous experience working as with children within a school or childcare setting however this is not essential
  • Proactive and positive about making a difference to children’s development and wellbeing
  • Excel at building relationships with both students and staff
  • Live within commutable distance of Islington and surrounding areas


  • 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 about our Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant Roles?

If you want to hear more about our Graduate Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, 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 SEN Teaching Assistant 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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