EYFS SEN Teaching Assistant

St George's CofE Primary School, London, SE23 2NE

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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    27 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - immediate to 31/08/2022

Actual salary

£20505 - £20877

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Experience of working with or caring for children with special educational needs in a primary school setting
  • Have training in aspects of SEN, i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Have experience of working in an EYFS setting


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to plan teaching and learning sequences to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Good understanding of child development
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all circumstances
  • Maintain accurate records of the pupils
  • Be organised and show initiative
  • Knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • General understanding of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Particular knowledge or experience of meeting the needs of pupils with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning and communication
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • NVQ 2 in teaching assistance or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • First aid training/training in specific medical procedures as appropriate


  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • NVQ 2 in teaching assistance or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • First aid training/training in specific medical procedures as appropriate


  • Ability to motivate and engage pupils with their learning · Flexibility
  • Self-motivated
  • Takes initiative
  • Supportive of the values and ethos of St George’s CE Primary School · Reliability and integrity

What the school offers its staff

Firstly, our pupils’ smiles and love of learning make St. George’s a very special place to be.

We are incredibly lucky to have a wonderful school environment, which is spacious and inviting. On our grounds, we house two large sports halls; a delightful, spacious outside area for reflection; a dedicated, well-resourced music room; and a kitchen space for food technology lessons.

Our staff team are vibrant, fun, hardworking and have the highest expectations for our children. We strongly believe in working together, taking an evidence-informed approach to new initiatives and school improvement.

As part of our offer within the Multi-Academy Trust, staff have access to networks, national qualifications, and tailored training. We believe in investing in the people who are charged with caring for our children.

Our pupils’ physical and mental well-being is incredibly important at St. George’s. We were one of the first schools to adopt the Daily Mile and have achieved the School Games Gold Award.

We warmly welcome you to arrange a tour of the school. Our website reflects the great learning that goes on at St George’s and we know how important how a school ‘feels’ is to you, the candidate.

In the meantime, please take a virtual tour of our school here https://www.stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk/_site/video/st-georges.mp4 to see the wonderful facilities and learning which takes place at St. George’s.

Further details about the role

Would you like to work somewhere inspiring? Where taking risks and innovating is encouraged? If you share our vision for taking the best from educational theory and putting it into practice to create lifelong learners then our school could be the place for you.

We are looking to appoint a capable and proactive EYFS SEN Teaching Assistant to support children’s learning in the classroom. The role will involve 1:1 support for children with a range of additional needs, and also small groups of pupils working with teachers to plan for the individual needs of our SEN pupils.

You must have a good standard of English and Math and be able to communicate effectively with adults and children. You will use your initiative and embrace new challenges to work with groups and individuals.

The post holder will also assist with lunchtime supervision every day.

We can offer the opportunity to work with a committed, supportive and hard-working team; a newly developed, spacious learning environment; and delightful children who are keen to learn.

We strongly recommend that you come and visit. To book a visit with the head teacher, Darren Janes, please contact the school business manager, Barbara Whiting on 020 8699 5127.

An application pack is available from the school business manager at admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk or from the website that you have found this advertisement on. Completed applications can be submitted electronically to admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk or in hard copy to the school office.

Closing date: 23.59pm 27th November 2022

Shortlisting: 28th November 2022

Interview dates: 1st and 2nd December 2022

Commitment to safeguarding

St George’s CE Primary is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, online searches, overseas checks (if applicable) and receipt of satisfactory references. Original evidence of the right to work within the United Kingdom will be required prior to commencement of employment i.e. National Insurance Number, Work Permits, or Indefinite Leave to Remain.

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About St George's CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
213 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8699 5127

St George's CE Primary School

Arranging a visit to St George's CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@stgeorges.lewisham.sch.uk.

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