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  • Writer's pictureAlisdair Adams

SEN Teaching Assistant - Leatherhead - £20,637 - £22,063 plus £1000 Welcome Bous

Call/email Ellie or Alisdair at Integritas for a full job description and an application form.

Position: SEN Teaching Assistant

Location: Surrey, Effingham, Leatherhead

Permanent salary:  £12.31 - £13.16 per hour (£21,995.67 - £23,514.45 actual salary dependant on qualifications) Plus £1000 Welcome bonus *

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week. Term Time Only.

This school is part of a Group of over 26 SEN schools across the UK - the 5th largest provider of SEN education in the UK.

What is in it for you?

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.

  • You want to contribute to our broad and creative curriculum offer.

  • You want to work with an inspiring student population.

  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.

  • You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.

  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Your Skills:

  • Experience working with SEN in an employed or voluntary setting  

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in Support work for Teaching and Learning in Schools or an equivalent is desirable   

  • GCSE Maths and English Language qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection procedures. 

  • Knowledge or experience of pupils with SEN or SEMH/ASD 

  • Ability to provide consistent support to our children

  • The desire to put the child first and treat them as an individual 

  • Be positive and creative in assisting to meet pupils’ individual needs 

  • Be able to take part in the schools behaviour support approach, including physical intervention (accredited Team Teach) where necessary and always as a last resort.

  • Ability to complete reports in a timely and accurate manner


  • Life assurance and Pension

  • Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments - 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service

  • Perkbox - offering high street discounts.

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme.

  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

The Role:

  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school’s policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.

  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil behaviour, relationships and attitudes.

  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children.

  • Establish a positive relationship with pupils in order to support them in feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn.

  • Promote and encourage independence and personal development and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times and support in the achievement of this.

  • Implement, and when appropriate, adjust learning activities as agreed with the teacher. Reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers

  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.

  • Implement learning activities and experiences, appropriate to the class group, by supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning. Pupils Attainment and Progress.

Due to the continued growth and development this school are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join them. The successful candidate will be supporting the teacher within the class.

The autistic students are aged between 11 – 16, they have associated behavioural and communication difficulties. Some pupils may have multiple learning difficulties.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

As a result of the volume of applications, If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received, then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.


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