This is a popular, friendly, and vibrant secondary academy in West London. This is an opportunity for the right individual to join a team of experienced, successful, and highly supportive support staff in a high-quality, well-resourced environment. Full training and induction will be provided to the successful candidate.
We are expanding our team of permanent Teaching Assistants within the Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) department. These positions are suitable for applicants with experience working with young people in education or related sectors, possessing the qualifications and/or skills to support learning. The role involves working alongside teachers, leading and supporting small group interventions, and providing in-class support for targeted students or groups on the SEND register.
Teaching Assistants must demonstrate a willingness to become experts in specific fields and share that expertise with staff, students, and families. The main areas of interest currently include Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), and English as an Additional Language (EAL). Experience with any of these groups is desirable but not essential.
Excellent literacy and numeracy skills are essential. A commitment to further training and a willingness to gain additional qualifications (during work and personal time) are prerequisites.
What You Can Offer:
- Experience working with young people in a school or similar setting.
- A passion for supporting young people to be the best they can be.
- Ability to build positive relationships with children and adults.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate records.
- A calm, supportive manner, and a willingness to be adaptable.
- Delivering first-class support and supervision for young people’s independent study.
- Developing excellent relationships with students and motivating them to overcome barriers to learning.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.