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Special Needs Teaching Assistant.

  • Location: London Borough of Croydon
  • Start date: 13 Sep 2016
  • Category: Secondary, Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10802111
  • Branch: London SEND South Central
  • Consultant: Alex Conway
  • Call: 020 8971 1294
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Job description
Protocol Education is currently recruiting for experienced SEN teaching assistants to work in SEN schools across Croydon.

Locations include South and East Croydon. We currently have a wide range of exciting positions available for either day-to-day or long-term supply with students that have PMLD/ SLD needs.

Your main duties will include:

• Inspiring and engaging with young adults with physical and mental difficulties.

• Assessing individual learning needs and working on a group basis.

• Preparing materials, equipment and lessons

• Assessing and reporting on individual pupils' progress

• Assisting with the personal care needs of pupils; this may include feeding, changing and manual handling.

• Liaising with parents, carers and professionals such as mainstream teachers, education welfare officers, social workers and Healthcare professionals

The successful candidates need to have previous experience of working with SEN students and have a strong desire of getting involved in every aspect of the school. Experience with children and young adults that have PMLD, SLD, ASD & MLD would be preferable.

Other experience & qualifications desirable:

• Team Teach/MAPA qualified

• Positive handling

• Restorative justice

• First Aid trained

Successful Applicants will be subject to references and an up to date DBS or be willing to apply for a Protocol DBS.

Protocol Education offers all Teaching Assistants:

• Excellent rates of pay

• Professional support from our team of experienced consultants

• A wide variety of different positions, both day to day and long term

• Continued support through all placements

• Free CPD courses

Contact Victoria at Protocol Education on 0208 971 1294 for further information. Or send your CV to

Here is a snippet of what Protocol can offer you:

Guaranteed Worker Pay - (GWP)

Looking for a bit of job security, but unsure about committing to a role sight unseen? A Guaranteed Work Agreement (GWA) could be for you.

If you want to work as much as possible for your first term in the UK, but can also see the appeal of settling into life in England through daily supply, GWA provides

the perfect balance. It’s a simple solution: we’ll guarantee you a set number of days of supply work per term, in return for your exclusive

commitment to Protocol Education for the duration of the agreement. Easy!


Every teacher registered with Protocol Education in the UK has access to a whole range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses, with many based around improving your knowledge of special educational needs (SEN).

While you’re increasing your experience in the classroom, these courses will help you build skills and expand your career in new directions.

Take a look at some of the courses we’re currently offering on our website here: teachers-and-support/free-training


We know how important it is to work with an agency you can rely upon to provide the best quality service possible. A wealth of knowledge within the Education Sector, years of recruitment experience and a genuine passion for our industry makes Protocol a leader within England. We take the time to get to know you, and to understand your skills and experience in depth to ensure we find the best placement match as well as providing ongoing support throughout your career ventures.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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