Specialist Teaching Assistant in Wandsworth

Specialist Teaching Assistant in Wandsworth
  • £70 - £85 per day
  • Permanent
  • Wandsworth, London, England SW17 0DZ Wandsworth London South Holland SW17 0DZ
Job Ref: CT/MM/06-98
Sectors: Primary Education Children's Centres Further Education Nursery and Early Years
Date Added: 06 October 2021

Experienced Teaching Assistant in Wandsworth Primary School

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join a proactive School in Wandsworth. This is a rare opportunity to join our experienced team of Educationalists working across key stages in an inclusive and progressive learning environment committed to engaging and inspiring pupils.

At Career Teachers, our educationists team pride themselves on dedication to ensure every child receives a first-class education and achieves their full potential.

Development and opportunity

This is the ideal opportunity if you are looking for a learning support position that will challenge you to utilise your knowledge, communication skills and creativity to develop varied approaches that help pupils understand the information presented.

Skills focus

You will be combining your knowledge of learning support and teaching techniques with your compassion and understanding of learning needs and, in some cases, difficulties to support pupils in their educational career and Teachers in their duties.

Culture and inclusion

You will be working closely with class Teachers to plan the lesson and create innovative ways to ensure a supportive, creative learning environment where pupils can expand their knowledge and play a positive role in school life. With your knowledge and experience of supporting children, some with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and some without, delivering a rounded approach. So, if you are ready to take on a new challenge with this rewarding role, we look forward to receiving your application.

Roles and Responsibilities

General skills

As a Teaching Assistant (TA) you will have:

  • Experience in supporting pupils in a classroom environment, including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Additional Learning Needs (ALN).
  • A good understanding of the national Key Stage Curriculum.
  • Sound understanding of child development and learning.
  • The ability to demonstrate active listening skills and strong verbal communication skills.
  • A dedication to establishing positive relationships with pupils and understanding their needs.
  • Knowledge of SEN/ special educational needs and Additional learning needs and the varying support required
  • The ability to provide varying levels of individual attention, reassurance and support with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs.
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to a wide range of duties in response to changing circumstances.
  • The ability to monitor a pupil's response to learning activities and modify or adapt the activities to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • The confidence to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek new teaching methods.
  • The ability to provide constructive feedback to pupils in a way that reinforces self-esteem.
  • The ability to handle complex and sensitive issues with empathy and understanding.
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the college team.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities.
  • An interest in continuing your personal and professional development.

Qualifications and Requirements

All the below requirements are essential for this position:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and Mathematics.


  • Level 2/3 in Support Teaching in Schools Qualification
  • Level 3/4 Early Years Education Qualification
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools


  • Previous teaching support experience with in a UK primary school (not key stage dependent)
  • Fluent level of English, both spoken and written.


  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Any specialist SEN training - PECKS, MAKATON etc.
  • Restraint / personal care training and experience
  • Any CDP/ higher education qualifications in education and specialist support

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Teaching Assistants to join our team at Career Teachers.

A successful candidate will have a good understanding of national curriculum with experience of working with children in an SEN needs, with knowledge of specific learning difficulties and a variety of strategies to support children.

To Apply please respond to the advert with updated CV or alternatively email marika.mikely@careerteachers.co.uk. Position offered subject to referencing and updated enhanced DBS.

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

- Attend an interview in person;

- Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

- Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

Career Teachers
20/11/2021 07:45:28
GBP 70 85 day
Contact Consultant:
Marika Mikely

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