• Essex
  • Temporary
  • Teaching Assistant
  • SEND
  • 60 - 75 per day

Position: Teaching Assistant

Key stage: Early Years to KS5

Location: Essex

Start date: ASAP

About the school

The school provides education for pupils with various complex learning needs. They are seeking support staff who have experience working with children who have a number of individual requirements including communication and interaction difficulties and a number of medical syndromes. This is an award winning redesigned school has outstanding facilities, with specialised individual language and communication programmes, designed to maximise each child’s experience. You will be part of a highly supported team, with the parents, governors and surrounding community, working together, to ensure that each pupil maximises their academic, physical and moral potential.

The role

As a teaching assistant in this school you will be supporting the class teacher with general classroom duties as well as supporting students individual needs. You will be working in a small class for 6-10 students, who have various special needs, alongside the class teacher and other teaching assistants.


  • Level 2 teaching assistant qualification or over 3 years recent TA experience.
  • Experience working with students who have various complex needs.
  • DBS (this must be child only and on the update service).
  • PECS, MAKATON, TEAACH or Team Teach would be an advantage.

If you are interested in this position or any other roles we currently have available then please do not hesitate to contact Jessica on jessica.mccullagh@athona.com

  • Job Reference: JM88456