SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Smart TeachersBrent

SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant


Salary £70-75 per day PAYE (Salary is dependent on training, experience and qualifications.)

To be considered candidates must have experience working with children in the UK in the past two years. 

Contract dates 

January 2021 – July 2021

The role

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant to join a ‘Good’ 2 form entry primary school in Brent. The successful SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant will be required to support a pupil in Year 5 with behavioural difficulties. The SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant will work closely with boy to provide both academic support as well as act a positive role model. Previous experience working with SEN, specifically behaviour would be an advantage. The school are looking for a SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant who is patient, resilient and calm. The role will initially be contracted from January 2021 – July 2021 though there is potential for it to continue into the following academic year. 

The school

The school caters for a diverse cohort of pupils, with higher-than-average percentage of pupils with English as an additional language. The current Head has made a lot of positive improvements, which resulted in the school being awarded ‘Good’ in their last Ofsted. The school has a good reputation across the borough for their inclusiveness and provision they provide pupils with SEN. The school prides itself of the sense of community it has created.  The school offers spacious classrooms and outside space, good resources and an onsite car park.


To be considered for the SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant position, you will:

• Require relevant UK experience working with children or equivalent 

• Hold or be willing to apply for a DBS

• Have teaching experience within the UK

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Smart Teachers 

Smart Teachers is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company Tes Global.

What Smart Teachers offer

As a valued employee of Smart Teachers, you will receive:

• Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

• Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).

• Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

• FREE online Edu Care training package worth £390, including 38 accredited safeguarding and duty of care online courses. 

• Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

• Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are a SEN TA/Special Needs Teaching Assistant who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or by emailing with an up-to-date CV, quoting the reference number: DXT SENTA25203.

For more information about this role and other opportunities across Smart Teachers, please contact our Primary Team on 0207 065 7529.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.