6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,490.00 - £19,786.00 Annually (Actual) 32.5 hours per week / 38 weeks per annum

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

Lime Wood Primary School has an exciting recruiting opportunity for a SEND Teaching Assistant to join our exciting journey in our brand-new school in the heart of Erith. As a new school, Lime Wood Primary currently only has a reception cohort and will expand in the coming year to welcome a new pupil intake. The school roll will gradually increase year on year until it reaches full capacity as a 3-form entry primary school.

We are looking for a motivational, resourceful and compassionate SEND Teaching Assistant to inspire and support our children within daily school life.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us as we develop and grow a supportive, inclusive and dedicated team. The purpose of this role will be to support key children linked to high need funding or with any early help care plan. You will be based in the classroom, providing support to groups of children within the class as well as 1:1 support for individual children.

No day is ever the same in this role and we are looking for adaptable and flexible individuals who thrive in an environment with changing priorities.

Your job role will include:

  • Working in a team with the class teacher to deliver excellent support with teaching and learning;

  • Working with children on a 1:1 or group basis;

  • Accompanying groups on trips;

  • Supporting assessment and evidencing learning;

  • Working with teachers to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources;

  • Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all children;

  • Creating opportunities for all children to reach their potential, irrespective of ability.

  • Supporting a child/children with special educational needs however the role will vary from day to day, you will be expected to use your initiative and respond calmly in challenging situations

  • Giving the opportunity to make a huge social impact, changing the path of a child’s life.

What you will need to succeed:

  • A relevant supporting teaching and learning in schools’ qualification;

  • A qualification specific to early years would be an advantage

  • A passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development

  • Ideally previous experience in supporting children with SEND, specifically in ASD/SEMH interventions, i.e., with sensory circuits, speech and language etc.

  • Be a proactive and positive person who is always striving to meet children’s learning needs

  • Have the ability to build a rapport with children

  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Lime Wood Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 630 pupils
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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