Experienced Teaching Assistant (1:1 support)

Penwortham Primary SchoolWandsworth

36 hours per week (Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm)

Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Event Linked contract

To start as soon as possible

Our school has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion and won the category of Most Inclusive Practice across a School at the 2020 National Special Educational Needs and Disability Awards.  If you would like to be part of our continued journey to meet the needs of our children and you are Teaching Assistant with SEND experience looking for a fresh new challenge, then do not hesitate to join us. 

Our established, popular school would welcome applications from Experienced Teaching Assistants who would like the opportunity to build positive relationships with children, some with high needs such as (ADHD, ASD, Challenging Behaviour and Dyslexia) or groups of our disadvantaged pupils.  

You must also be able to demonstrate that you have the passion, experience and skills to work successfully on a 1-2-1 basis with children with identified needs (including challenging behaviours) by having the skills, patience and confidence to help them overcome their barriers to learning.

A good understanding of the importance of lesson planning, SEN support plans and learning objectives is essential therefore you need to have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.  

The ability to be able to work constructively in supporting children in whole school activities such as playground duty and trips is expected and you should be resilient in your approach to challenging situations by using school strategies to effectively re-engage pupils.

Penwortham is a dynamic and caring school known for its commitment to the wellbeing of our staff and also recognises that continuing professional development is of great importance.

All posts within Penwortham are expected to contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school and a willingness to participate in training and other learning activities as required. 

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Completed application forms should be return to the school ideally by email to: jobs@penwortham.wandsworth.sch.uk   ; or by post to: Penwortham Primary School, Penwortham Road, Streatham, London SW16 6RJ.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy should a suitable applicant be found.

Closing date:  14 May 2021 (at noon)

Interviews:  18 May 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Penwortham Primary School

Penwortham Road

London SW16 6RJ

Tel: 020 8769 3949

Fax: 020 8677 5354

Email: admin@penwortham.wandsworth.sch.uk


Head: Sandie Andrews

Roll: (646) – Group 4

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