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Teaching Assistant

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    SEN Teaching , Support , Daily Supply

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £70 - £95 per day + Dependent Upon Experience/Skills

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    Temp to Perm

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SEN Teaching Assistant

The Job

  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant
  • Barnet Local Authority
  • Work with students with autism and moderate and/or severe learning difficulties aged between 3 and 19 years old
  • To support the class teacher within a special needs environment
  • Assisting with personal care tasks such as changing and feeding the children
  • Working with the class teacher and up to three other support staff within the classroom
  • Assisting and supporting the children with classroom work, as well as off-site trips
  • Daily rate from £70-£90, depending on experience
  • Part time and full time options available
  • Temporary contracts available immediately

The School

This is a large, incredibly well run, impressive and well-respected Barnet special needs school that has consistently delivered great outcomes for children through good planning, hands on responsive management and a truly collaborative approach where all staff are encouraged to be proactive and have a voice. The school is going through an exciting period of expansion which will mean that it will become one of the largest special schools in Europe over the next 5 - 10 years.

The senior leadership team have created a culture that staff (teaching, teaching assistant and therapists), parents and pupils are all drawn to. This is responsible for delivering an environment that is dedicated to ensuring that pupils have the opportunity to thrive in a setting where they feel calm, secure and happy. The "Rights of the Child" are enshrined at the heart of the ethos of the school, along with a shared vision to nurture, inspire and transform the lives of pupils.

The Teaching Assistant Role

At this Barnet SEN school there is a big emphasis on training in school and as a result the school employs a certified TEACCH practitioner, a qualified PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) implementer, a regional Makaton tutor, an Intensive Interaction specialist and trained PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) teachers.

All teaching and teaching assistant staff have regular training including training in ASD strategies. The school also invests heavily in a range of therapy teams - Speech and Language therapy is central to all teaching and learning, and communication targets are set and monitored termly in conjunction with the on site team of Speech and Language Therapists who work regularly in the classrooms.

The Classes

  • Maximum of 9 children per class
  • There are 4 classes in EYFS, 11 classes across primary, and 8 classes across secondary
  • Modern superbly resources school site in the London Borough of Barnet
  • Set in residential areas that are easily accessible via public transport
  • Special needs school for children with autism and a wide range of complex learning difficulties
  • Well structured days with small group work including cooking, outside play, dance and music sessions
  • Large outside space with a wide variety of sensory resources

The Ideal Teaching Assistant

  • Previous experience working within the UK education sector
  • Previous experience working with a special needs environment is desired but not essential
  • PECS and Makaton skills preferable though not essential
  • Team Teach trained applicants preferable
  • GCSE Maths and English Grades A - C or equivalent required for permanent contracts
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%