Teaching Assistant - SEN

Location Surrey
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: biren.daiya@blackstone-recruitment.co.uk
Job ref: J5672
Startdate: 19/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a Teaching Assistant – SEN for one of their schools in Surrey.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Location: Surrey

Hours: 40 hours per week. Term time only.

Salary: £21,995.67 - £23,514.45 actual salary dependant on qualifications. Plus £1000 Welcome bonus * 

About the School:

The school is a warm and welcoming school for students aged 11 to 16 who experience a range of needs including autism spectrum conditions and associated behaviours, moderate learning difficulties or specific learning difficulties.

Their vision is to create an inclusive, welcoming school where all their students can develop and thrive.

By combining the best elements of a mainstream education with the unique specialist and therapeutic provision that each student needs, they want to create a learning environment in which every young person can achieve their own goals and pursue a future of their choosing. 

The role:

They are seeking a talented Teaching Assistant, to join their team.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting.  
  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable.   
  • GCSE Maths and English Language qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures. 
  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD 
  • Ability to provide consistent support to the children.
  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual. 
  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs. 
  • Be able to take part in the school’s behaviour support approach, including physical intervention (accredited Team Teach) where necessary and always as a last resort.
  • Ability to complete reports in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Duties:

  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school’s policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.
  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil behaviour, relationships and attitudes.
  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children.
  • Establish a positive relationship with pupils in order to support them in feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn.
  • Promote and encourage independence and personal development and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times and support in the achievement of this.
  • Implement, and when appropriate, adjust learning activities as agreed with the teacher. Reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.
  • Implement learning activities and experiences, appropriate to the class group, by supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning. Pupils Attainment and Progress

What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of the students and their families.
  • You want to contribute to the broad and creative curriculum offer.
  • You want to work with an inspiring student population.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.
  • You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.
  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension
  • Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments - 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one-year service.
  • Perk box - offering high street discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Free membership to Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Blackstone Benefits:  

Permanent jobs:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.