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SEN Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Teaching Assistants Wanted in Havering (Permanent Contract)

Hours: 30 hours per week, Term time
Salary: APTC 3, point 5
Actual Salary: £19,871 p.a. plus £1,070 p.a. SEN Allowance

The school in Havering is a very special place with a distinctive Christian ethos, committed to inclusion and the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. We are very proud of our school, which boasts an excellent team of dedicated teachers and support staff, as well as enthusiastic and caring children. Together, we create a lively and engaging atmosphere for working, teaching, and learning. Our supportive parents and engaged governors contribute to a family feel where everyone works together to make our school truly special.

Our Christian ethos permeates all that we do, with worship being the heartbeat of our school. Our core Christian values-Friendship, Thankfulness, Truthfulness, Trust, Forgiveness, Respect, Reverence, and Responsibility-are at the center of our community. Our children are keen learners and actively participate in running their school, showcasing their amazing artwork and sporting achievements and sharing their views through various pupil voice groups.

For more information about our school, please visit our website. If you wish to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us or visit to see the school in action. We hope to welcome you in the near future.

Key Responsibilities for SEN Teaching Assistant in Havering:

  • Support Pupils: Assist children with diverse abilities in their educational journey.
  • Classroom Flexibility: Adapt to various classroom settings and pupil needs.
  • Specialist Skills: Implement strategies for working with pupils with Complex Learning Needs.

Key Requirements for SEN Teaching Assistant in Havering:

  • Experience: Demonstrated experience working with children of varying abilities.
  • Curriculum Knowledge: Understanding of the national/foundation stage curriculum.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to work across different classes with pupils of varying ages and needs.
  • Passion for SEN: A strong interest in and motivation for working with special needs children.
  • Proactive Learning: Ability to self-assess and seek out professional development opportunities.
  • Effective Communication: Communicate calmly and effectively with both children and adults.
  • Team Collaboration: Reflect on personal behaviour to promote team cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Professionalism: Maintain a high level of professionalism and clear boundaries in school relationships.
  • Qualifications: Level 2 (GCSE) qualifications in English and Maths or equivalent competency in literacy and numeracy.
  • IT Proficiency: Ability to understand and use specialist IT software and resources like iPads.
  • Policy Adherence: Willingness to fully understand and adhere to school policies and procedures.

Additional Information: Successful candidates will exhibit a passion for supporting children with special needs, the flexibility to adapt to different classroom environments, and a commitment to continuous professional growth. If you are enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the lives of pupils with complex learning needs, we encourage you to apply.

To Apply: Please submit your application, including a cover letter and CV.

We look forward to welcoming dedicated and compassionate individuals to our team!

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