Year 4 SEN Teaching Assistant

Smart TeachersHackney

Year 4 SEN Teaching Assistant 


£60 - £70 per day PAYE 

September 2021 – July 2022 

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position is Level 3 or degree equivalent. 

The role 

Smart Teachers are recruiting for a full time SEN Teaching Assistant to work in a two-form entry school in Hackney. The suitable candidate will be working with a Year 4 pupil with Dyslexia who requires 1:1 support, for both their academic progression and their behaviour. Overall, the pupil is relatively well-behaved, however shows frustration which can cause disruptive behaviour when he is unable to carry out the work quickly due to his dyslexia. The ideal Year 4 SEN Teaching Assistant will be creative, show empathy and do all they can to enthuse and support the pupil. It is likely that the Year 4 SEN Teaching Assistant will be required to show creativity and help prepare material, along with the class teacher to ensure that the pupil understands the tasks at hand, whilst being stimulating enough to help the pupil concentrate.  and simply struggles to concentrate and grasp the core of the lesson, therefore simply requires an enthusiastic individual to help direct their attention within the lesson. There will be no personal care required. This would be a fabulous opportunity for a Psychology graduate who wishes to pursue a career in Educational Psychology or an individual who wishes to pursue a career in Education. Experience working with challenging behaviours is ideal. 

The school 

The school has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and we have received extremely positive feedback from staff who have worked there before. There is a general lively and positive atmosphere that runs throughout the school; pupils are encouraged to have fun whilst learning and the importance of mutual respect between pupils and staff is always enforced and is apparent.  Positive feedback has also been related to the team of staff as they work closely together to ensure that all pupils receive interactive and exciting lessons. There are many opportunities to progress within the school with the regular CPD courses, whereby the leadership wish to better each member of staff which will ultimately transfer onto the pupils’ education.  The suitable Year 4 SEN Teaching will be surrounded by great facilities, including their extensive grounds and colourful classrooms, each fitted with interactive white boards. The school is surrounded by various transport links. 


To be considered for the Year 4 SEN Teaching Assistant , you must:

• Level 3 or degree equivalent qualification 

• Have recent experience supporting KS2, ideally Year 4

• Have experience with SEN, ideally challenging behaviours

• Have recent or past experience working in Primary 

• Eligibility to work in the UK (must have a valid visa)

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. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. 

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. 

• Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria). 

• 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 training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package. 

• 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 Year 4 SEN 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 for more information about this role and other opportunities across Smart Teachers, please contact our Primary team on 0207 065 7500 and quote reference GXSSENTA 34838.

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. 


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