Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 5621Friday 31 May 2024

£90 - £100 PAYE, Weekly Payment

Teaching Assistant

  • Merton, South West London
  • Full-Time (Mondays 8:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 3:45pm, Fridays 8:30am - 3:30pm)
  • Salary: £90 - £100 PAYE per day, Weekly Payment
  • ASAP Start


I am currently working in partnership with a prestigious SEN school located in Merton, South West London. The school is looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their friendly and supportive team. This position is full-time (term-time only) and ASAP start.



  • Teaching Assistant
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4pm 
  • Merton, South West London
  • ‘Outstanding’ special school for pupils aged between 3 and 19
  • Providing fun and stimulating sensory-related activities
  • Utilising creative arts into their curricula, such as music, arts, drama, and dance
  • Promoting pupils’ wellbeing
  • ASAP start
  • £90 - £100 PAYE; weekly payment
  • Opportunities to become a permanent staff


Ideal Teaching Assistant

  • Graduates who studied either Psychology, Criminology, Education Studies or Creative Arts are welcome to apply!
  • Has experience working with children and young people with special needs
  • Has personal interests in supporting children and young people with special needs
  • A positive, proactive, and patient individual who has a can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • A team player and has great communication skills
  • Being able to build good working relationships with students and staff


Teaching Assistant's Main Responsibilities

  • Supporting children with Autism/ASC, complex needs, and Severe to Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (SLD/PMLD)
  • Assisting the class teacher with planning, preparing, and delivering learning activities, as well as monitoring and assessing children’s achievement and progress
  • Actively involved in a wide range of activities, promoting the physical, cognitive, cultural, social, and emotional well-being of the pupils
  • Actively interacting with children through play-based and sensory-related activities


Some of our students are non-verbal and with such a wide range of learning difficulties. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists. Some students may also have physical disabilities and are wheelchair users. Being able to use Makaton (sign language) or PECs is ideal. Personal Care (feeding and toileting) and hydrotherapy are required as this is a part of the job.


Teaching Assistant | SEN Jobs | Education Jobs | ASAP Start | Merton, South West London


If you are interested in this role, please apply or contact Louisa @ Parker Smith Inclusion.

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