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SEN Teaching Assistant

Ark Atwood Primary AcademyLondon

Be supported and encouraged to be the best that you can be 

Our school is passionate about life-changing education and instilling an eagerness to learn within our pupils. The success of our staff has led to a rating of outstanding by Ofsted, just two years post establishment. 

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and are looking to recruit a SEN Teaching Assistant to provide for our SEN pupil’s needs. You will ideally have previous experience of working with pupils in Primary and experience in supporting children with SEND in class. 

Key qualities we are looking for are a passion and confidence to support pupils with a range of needs, the organisation to support these pupils effectively inside and outside of the classroom, clear boundaries and kindness. This role will require independence, willingness to train and learn new skills as well as resilience to challenges such as behaviour or how needs present themselves.  

Staff at Ark Atwood are given high levels of support throughout their career  with us, as well as access to a plethora of training opportunities,  such as INSET days to external Ark Hub days.  

“The Senior Leadership team at Atwood is extremely open, present and reachable. Any time you need help there are people around who can always help you, the schools spirit makes it a magical place to work." – Staff member at Ark Atwood 

You will find there is a real team effort ethos and our leadership team is approachable, friendly and always available to help whenever and wherever needed. We have fostered a supportive and collaborative infrastructure that will ensure your career progression is nurtured every step of the way. Ark is one of the UK's most successful school groups with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country alone, it is an international charity transforming lives through education. As part of the network, our staff can expect:   

Access to a range of discounts through the Ark Rewards Scheme which includes reduced gym memberships, discounts at major retailers and travel loans ,Twice as many training days as standard and support from a network of 35 schools across the UK.

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For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our Assistant Headteacher Joe Townsend on 0207 266 7070 or 

Please submit your application online by visiting   

The deadline for applications is Friday 15th January 2021 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.  

Deadline: Friday 15th January 2021 

Salary: £19,359.47 (£22,607 FTE) 

Hours: 8:15 – 4:15 with 1 hour break (36 hours a week) 5 days a week / 39 weeks per year  

Contract: Fixed Term – 1 Year : To be reviewed annually 

Start date: ASAP 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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