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SEN Teaching Assistant

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SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Hayes, Hillingdon.

Role: SEN Teaching Assistant

Duration: September start, with both daily supply and long-term roles available.

Pay: GBP70 – 80 per day (paid on a weekly basis – negotiable dependant on experience and references)


Do you have experience as a Teaching Assistant, Tutor or working closely with adolescent (youth/child) mental health?


Children with mental health needs thrive from having exceptional hard working staff with an in-depth and open understanding of mental health support. We are currently recruiting Teaching Assistants to work both fulltime and part time within primary and secondary schools across Hayes. Teaching Assistants will work 1:1 and in small groups delivering behaviour and education support programmes to pupils.

The schools we are working with are looking for Teaching Assistants or those with mental health support experience that are:

  • Open to working in schools with young people aged between 5-18 who have been unable to learn in mainstream schools for a range of reasons such as mental health, special need diagnosis, being in care, being at risk of or being abused.
  • Dedicated and consistent as building and maintaining positive relationships is vital.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Willingness to learn from highly experienced schools.

There are multiple SEN teaching assistant roles available for both full time and part time hours.  There are also permanent opportunities available for those who would like to continue in our schools.

What is on offer?

  • Weekly pay
  • Long term work with permanent contract and career development opportunities
  • Fun and friendly team with staff well-being a main focus of the school
  • Modern and state-of-the-art facilities with sensory and therapy rooms
  • In-house occupational therapists, drama therapists and psychologists
  • Free parking on site (first come, first serve)
  • Local transport links across Hillingdon – Metropolitan and Piccadilly line with 222, U3, U1 and U5 local buses.

Essential criteria:

  • Flexible availability  
  • Local to Hayes Hillingdon
  • Teaching Assistant, Youth work or school support background
  • Experience working with children/young people with mental health, special needs or in education

Desirable criteria:  Mental health awareness training, Special Needs experience, Team Teach or positive handling training, MIDAS trained to drive school minibus

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.

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