SEND Teaching Assistant

Barking, UK
15 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

A Good Secondary School based in East London, is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate SEND Teaching Assistant to join their team ASAP.

The School

This Community school located in the borough of Barking & Dagenham, are looking to recruit an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant to join their team. The school has the highest expectations and ambitions for every student. Through a large investment, the school has recently completed their rebuild and the facilities are fantastic.

This larger than average school are very supportive of their staff, and are always trying to better their expertise. Having been graded Good in their last Ofsted, it was stated that "Leaders make sure that staff benefit from quality training to help them to contribute towards the school's priorities. From their monitoring, leaders identify the personal training and development needs of members of staff, which they then fulfil."

The school has great public transport links nearby with a railway station and tube station both only a 10 minute walk from the school.

SEND Teaching Assistant

As well as joining a very successful school, you will also become part of a fantastic department. You will be working alongside a very supportive team who work very hard to ensure that each and every student is encouraged to reach their individual potential. You will be required to provide support to pupils, teachers and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils. You will be required to work with a selection of students on a 1:1 and small group basis, as well as giving in class support. You will need to have an excellent understanding of the learning needs of the students with whom you work. This may include liaising with colleagues within the SEND Team, and accessing relevant attainment data. The school are looking for someone to join their team immediately who is able to commit to the full academic year.

The right applicant will:

-Have experience of working with children across KS3, KS4 and KS5

-Have experience of working with children with a range of SEND

-Have a desire to develop their understanding of SEND

-Have excellent communication skills, and the ability to plan and prioritise effectively

-Have the ability to remain calm in challenging situations

-Be committed to the wider school life and willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities


To apply for this position, please go to the Opogo website via the button below. You will be required to provide a few basic details as well as have the option to upload your CV.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted shortly via a member of the Opogo team. Any offers will be subject to references and relevant safeguarding checks.


We are a fast-growing, efficient and hands-on agency who understands the complex nature of education recruitment. We meet with all our candidates in person as finding the right fit for both candidate and school is a key focus from the outset. Opogo specialise in daily cover, short-term bookings and long-term and permanent recruitment in both primary and secondary schools across Central and Greater London. Our vision at Opogo is to transform education together with our partner schools and members by making their working lives simpler, easier, more manageable, less stressful and therefore more enjoyable.

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