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Teaching Assistant - South Woodford

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are seeking an energetic teaching assistant to support in a special school in South Woodford that caters for students aged 2 to 19 with a wide range of complex special needs. The school adopt the notion that communication is the key to promoting positive behaviours and use Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) techniques in every class. The role would be supporting in a secondary class of pupils with autism and associated behavioural needs, this is a very lively class, and requires someone who has bundles of energy and enthusiasm to keep up with the pace! Previous experience supporting special needs is essential to deliver the outcomes of pupils' educational health care plan. PECS or Makaton experience and training is desirable but not essential as school are happy to provide training and development on site. The school will be looking to offer a permanent contract after an extended probation period for the successful candidate.

Teaching assistant profile:

  • Experienced, personable teaching assistant to support pupils with autism
  • Must have good behaviour management skills and strategies
  • Monday to Friday 8.30am -3.30pm during term time
  • Must be available for an immediate start


  • School provide training and development
  • The opportunity to secure a permanent contract
  • Work in a supporting school environment

Interested in applying?

Please send an up to date CV to Nootpa on to be considered for this rewarding teaching assistant role in South Woodford.

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.

Teaching Personnel 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. Full assistance provided.

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