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Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant

Elmcourt Road, Tulse Hill, London, Greater London, SE27 9BZ
The Elmgreen School
Term Time
NJC Scale 4, (£24,705 - £26,064) pro-rata
15th September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
29th September 2022 12:05 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Graduate SEN TA 15-9-22
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1271089

Responsible to: SENCO

Pay scale: NJC Scale 4, (£24,705 - £26,064) pro-rata, 35 hours per week

Work pattern: Full-time – Term Time Only

Required for: October 2022

Deadline to apply: Midday 29 September 2022

Location of post: The Elmgreen School, SE27 9BZ

Thank you for your enquiry about the key post of Graduate SEN Teaching Assistant at The Elmgreen School. If you are a recent university graduate who is interested in gaining initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, The Elmgreen School wants to hear from you. We are looking to offer graduates an opportunity to gain knowledge of the classroom and their first steps in their journey to become a teacher.

The Elmgreen School believes the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life is to be based in a school environment, learning to teach with expert classroom practitioners. Our school-based Teaching Assistant placements are based in our Additional Educational Needs department and support students in the classroom with various needs. We can offer you invaluable classroom experience to help develop your knowledge and skills ahead of Initial Teacher Training. We expect that many of our graduate Teaching Assistants will go on to complete their Initial Teacher Training through The Elmgreen School.

Key Responsibilities

Support for Students

  • Supervise and provide particular support for students identified on the Special Educational Needs Register, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Educational Health Care Plans / SEN Support Plans and Pastoral Support Plans / Behaviour Plans
  • Establish constructive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs

Support for Teachers

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of students’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support students to achieve learning goals
  • Support for the Curriculum
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to students responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, recording achievement and progress

  Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

Dunraven Educational Trust Overview

Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) was established in 2016. It now incorporates Dunraven’s All-Through School, Goldfinch Primary, The Elmgreen School, Rosendale Primary School and Van Gogh Primary. DET is a Trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working,

committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment,
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The Elmgreen School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. An enhanced DBS check and a barred list check are conditions of employment for this post.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Elmgreen School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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