Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant - West London, United Kingdom

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Smart TeachersUnited Kingdom
Date posted:
Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: $150 AUD per day - Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Smart Teachers are searching for inspired Australian and New Zealand educators to apply for an experienced Teaching Assistant with Special Educational Needs (SEN) experience to work at an Independent School in West London. The successful SEN Teaching Assistant will work alongside a primary aged child on a one a one to one basis in a mainstream classroom setting. The SEN Teaching Assistant will have experience working with primary aged children who are academic but find it challenging expressing themselves and making social links with their peers. The SEN Teaching Assistant will be joining a school with an effective SEN Department with the aim of supporting children and allow them to access the mainstream classes. The SEN Teaching Assistant would be joining the staff of an Independent School with a great reputation both academically and pastorally. The role is full time and would start immediately for the right candidate.


About the Role

• SEN Teaching Assistant

• One to one work with a primary aged child

• Experience of working within social and behavioural SEN essential

• Full time

• Till the end of June 2020 initially

• $150 AUD per day - Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Bachelor of Education / Post Graduate Diploma of Education / or equivalent teaching degree with current teacher registration


About the School

• Independent School

• Outstanding School

• Nursery – 16 years old, co-educational

• Set over 2 sites

• Effective SEN Department in school

• Outdoor space on site and use of a local park

• Well resourced, modern facilities

• West London


In order to be considered for this role, the Class Cover Teacher will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Education / Post Graduate Diploma of Education / or equivalent teaching degree with current teacher registration
  • Proven experience teaching the UK, or an equivalent, curriculum
  • Graduate Teachers and/or OS-trained teachers are welcome to apply
  • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa/right to work)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS/police checks


Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria. 

If you are applying from Australia or New Zealand please email your resume to karla.brown@smartteachers.com.au quoting job reference number GMH046700KYB.

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.  

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer.



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