Teaching Assistant

September 19, 2023
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Job Description

About The Role

A Primary and Secondary SEND school in the heart of Southwark for students aged 5 – 19 with a primary diagnosis of Autism.

The children come from a wide range of backgrounds, but many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as ADHD, and communication difficulties.

The work they do is both varied and challenging and, all staff are provided with extensive therapeutic training and support.

Their closely triangulated approach places the child at the centre of decision making, ensuring that education and therapy professionals, parents/carers, local authority teams and, most importantly, the students can work together to secure outstanding outcomes for all.

The Role

  • The school require very special adults who can support children with complex and challenging behaviours.
  • TAs will understand that the children require lots of attention, communication, consistency and flexibility in equal measure, and a non-judgmental approach. They need to be resilient, persistent and solution focused to meet the needs of our pupils and to do so they need to wear a lot of hats and be prepared to change them at a moment’s notice!

Teaching Assistants will:

  • Support teaching and learning
  • Work with children 1:1 or delivering sessions with small groups of students.
  • Manage classroom resources.
  • Take children on educational trips and visits.
  • Have their lunch with children who struggle socially.
  • Have a good basic understanding or English and Maths
  • Keep children safe when they are experiencing heightened behaviours with strong behaviour management skills and excellent communication.
  • Create, play and teach games to pupils to develop their social skills or further learning.
  • Be paid £80 – £110 a day – based on experience.
  • Commit to full time – Monday to Friday – 8:30am – 4pm – Part time will be considered.
  • Have confidence.
  • Have a sense of humour!
  • TAs are highly valued members of the school. TAs are to be part of the decision making that drives the school, provides outcomes for children and advocates for every child. They welcome their input in developing both the academic curriculum and the opportunities in our extra-curricular offer – bringing their own interests and passions to the table.


Complete Classroom Services are highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau) and undergo due diligence checks on social media use.

All school-based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.