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SEN Teaching Assistant Expiring soon

Teaching Personnel

£65 - 95 per day + pension scheme


Permanent | Full Time



An all age special school in the London borough of Lewisham is looking to recruit an outstanding practitioner to join their large support staff team from September 2020. Graded most recently as ‘good’ by Ofsted, with ‘outstanding behaviour and safety of pupils’, you will be joining a key stage 3 class comprising just 9 students who have complex social, communication and interaction difficulties, including autism.

This school could be the next stepping stone in your career in education. Progression to teacher training and perhaps even a senior leadership post to follow in time is a possibility here, dependent on your performance and ambition. You will start as a temporary member of staff through the agency, but will have the option to apply for and secure a permanent role at this school.

In order to apply for a teaching assistant role at this school, it would be beneficial if you meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • Child DBS registered on the update service, or be willing to complete a new application asap
  • Experience of working with children who have social, communication and interaction difficulties, especially autism
  • A degree or level 3 qualification related to working with children or SEN
  • Experience of working alongside speech and language therapists, occupational therapists or educational psychologists is desirable
  • Knowledge of or inclination to learn how to use PECs, Makaton or BSL
  • Right to work in the UK
  • References from previous employment
  • Full time availability from September 2020 (term time only)
  • Live local to Lewisham and be able to travel here daily for work

Teaching Personnel is the largest recruitment agency for education staff in the UK, and with over 20 years experience working in this sector we have an excellent relationship with our clients. We hire the best staff and are proud of our workforce.

The benefits of working with us include:

  • Weekly pay and competitive rates
  • A national insurance and pension contribution paid for you by Teaching Personnel
  • The support of 4 branches all working with schools in South East London
  • CPD training courses available
  • Specialist SEN consultants to offer you guidance and advice

If you think you meet the criteria for this position and would like to join the team, please send your CV to be considered.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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