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Teaching Assistant in Croydon

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Job description

Do you want to work with special needs children with complex learning needs?

Are you based near Croyden?

You make a difference by applying here!

"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils trust and respect adults who work with them ... and usually settle quickly to their work. This demonstrates a seismic leap forward in pupils' attitudes to learning." Ofsted 2018

This is a multi-site special school for students with Social, Emotional and Attachment difficulties, particularly challenging behaviour, and/or additional complex needs. It has more staff than students, so there is lots of 1:1 staffing and also have very small classes, varying from 1 - 5 students.

Nearly all the students have additional complex needs, such as ASD / Aspergers, ADHD, Anxiety, Mental Health Difficulties, Attachment Difficulties / Disorders, ODD, Speech & Language difficulties, Learning Difficulties, PDA, ADD, OCD, Discalculia, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia. Nearly all the students have been unable to succeed at their previous schools, and many need long term nurturing.

The school will also provide all the specialist training you need, including PRICE training (Protecting Rights in a Caring Environment), Restorative Approaches (how to resolve conflicts) and Transactional Analysis (how to communicate better). You will learn how to manage social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and about syndromes and impairments such as ASD, ADHD and many others.

The Requirements:

  • Previous experience supporting someone with complex learning needs (required)
  • Calm and patient personality
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Emotionally mature

To apply please contact the West London SEN Branch!

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