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  • Location:

    South West London

  • Sector:

    Primary Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £80 - £100 per day

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    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Full-Time Special Needs Teaching Assistant (Year 5) - Balham

Location: Balham, London
School: Mainstream Primary School
Position: Full-Time Special Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA)
Start Date: ASAP
Role: 1:1 Support for a Year 5 Student

About the Role:

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join our vibrant and inclusive primary school in Balham. This is a full-time position focused on providing 1:1 support to a Year 5 student with special educational needs. The role involves working closely with the class teacher and SENCO to implement tailored learning plans and ensure the student's academic and social development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 support to a Year 5 student with special educational needs, focusing on their individual learning and behavioural requirements.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment, ensuring the student is fully integrated into classroom activities.
  • Collaborate with teachers, SENCO, and other support staff to monitor progress and adapt support as necessary.
  • Use a range of strategies to support the student's social and emotional well-being.
  • Prepare and adapt learning materials and resources.
  • Encourage positive interactions and relationships within the school community.
  • Maintain accurate records of the student's progress and provide feedback to the teaching team and parents.
  • Support the student in managing their behaviour in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Participate in training and development opportunities to stay current with best practices in SEN support.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Essential:

    • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant or in a similar role, preferably within a primary school setting.
    • Experience in supporting children with special educational needs, ideally on a 1:1 basis.
    • A good understanding of SEN practices and the ability to implement them effectively.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children's learning and development.
  • Desirable:

    • Relevant qualifications, such as a Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent.
    • Experience with specific needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, or learning disabilities.
    • Knowledge of educational software and tools used for SEN support.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and friendly school community.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on a child's educational journey.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about supporting children with special needs and are ready to make a difference in a child's life, we would love to hear from you.

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%