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SEN Teaching Assistant (2 posts) - Shaftesbury Park Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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27.5 hours per week
To start as soon as possible

Shaftesbury Park Primary School is an award-winning, Rights Respecting State School in Battersea. We are looking for a SEN teaching assistant who will be responsible, under the instruction or guidance of the class teacher, for supporting a pupil with SEN, enabling them to access learning. They will play a key role in supporting the class teacher by supporting vulnerable pupils and be committed to putting the child’s wellbeing first. 

You will:

    Enjoy working with children and be able to develop positive relationships with them.

    Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child being supported

    Have relevant training in supporting children with special educational needs in the classroom setting

    Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

    Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

    Have good communication skills

    Be flexible with regard to other classroom work

    Have experience working with children with Down’s Syndrome, ASD

    Have experience in implementing specific programs e.g. SALT, OT

    Knowledge of Makaton desirable

We offer

    A supportive team of staff.

    A thorough induction process.

    Access to excellent professional development. 

    Opportunities for further paid employment within our highly-successful Extended Day provisions for the right candidate.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively, contact the school for an application pack.

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email: or post. 

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

Closing date: 21 February 2024 (at noon)
Interviews: week commencing 26 February 2024

Safeguarding Notice

Shaftesbury Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, online searches, references, and where applicable, prohibition from teaching/ management checks. 

As this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, shortlisted candidates will also be required to disclose relevant criminal history. 

Please note: It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For further information on Safeguarding at Shaftesbury Park, please refer to our website

Equal Opportunities

Shaftesbury Park Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for all.

CVs are not accepted.

Shaftesbury Park Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Bunmi Richards     
Ashbury Road, London
SW11 5UW
Tel: 020 7228 3652  Fax: 020 7223 0584

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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