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Teaching Assistant - Walthamstow

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Job description

A special needs school in Walthamstow are seeking a teaching assistant to begin on a full time basis from January. The school cater to students all of which have a statement of special educational needs between the ages of 2-19. Being part of an academy the school aim to appoint a teaching assistant who is willing to maintain their level of high standards, these include: care and support for students , maintaining high levels of understanding and interaction, high expectations of students and presentation

Special needs the school support with :

  • Autism
  • Profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
  • Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) - Behavioural needs
  • Complex needs (physical disabilities, wheelchair bound)

Teaching assistant role:

  • Supporting Autistic students in secondary KS3 groups with challenging behavioural needs
  • Providing additional 1:1 support when needed and providing group support
  • Interact with students and encourage pupils with autism to take part in classroom activities

Desired traits:

  • Previous experience supporting secondary pupils with autism on a 1:1 basis
  • Experience of supporting in either KS3 or KS4
  • Understanding of safeguarding and special educational needs
  • Relevant training - Moving and Handling, Team Teach, PECS and Makaton

As a teaching assistant supporting students with special educational needs you will be provided with opportunities to succeed with a range of training to further develop your career; you will be supported by an amazing senior leadership team and provided with a positive framework for succeeding with the school.

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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