Teaching Assistant

Salary: £16879
Location: Enfield
Contract: Permanent
Sector: Education

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, creative and ideas-driven Teaching Assistant to work in a Secondary school in Enfield. A teaching assistant’s role is to help children make progress and learn. The role involves working in class, with small groups and with children on a one-to-one basis. Being a teaching assistant is a key resource in promoting children’s well-being and academic achievement. You will be required to work quickly but efficiently, with great time management skills, undertaking tasks on your own initiative. You will have the support of a dedicated senior leadership team to ensure you are able to focus on delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

The academy is committed to your professional development. In addition to a salary of £16,879.53, you will receive a range of incentives. This includes affordable accommodation, healthcare (dental, optical, health screening, prescriptions), an employee assistance program, pension schemes and holiday entitlement, training and development, and much more! 

Main Duties:

  • To work with the class teacher/senior staff/SENCO to support teaching and learning and undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for individuals/groups of students.
  • To support young people with disabilities and/or special educational needs
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
  • To deliver pastoral and learning support as well as verbal feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement and develop productive working relationships
  • To work with the SENCO and other teachers to develop and implement learning and behaviour plans and other tasks as required by SENDCO and/or the Headteacher/SLT
  • To understand the individual needs of children and, where appropriate, be responsible for advising them on social and emotional health
  • Within an agreed system of supervision, to work with the teacher to develop lessons, work plans and the classroom environment
  • To assess, feedback and record the achievements and progress of students through agreed monitoring systems
  • To develop behaviour management strategies
  • To be aware of and comply with the school’s Code of Conduct as well as policies and procedures relating to child protection and to demonstrate a commitment to school improvement at all levels.
  • To assist with the development of Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities

Person Specification/ Qualifications and other required experience and knowledge


  • GCSE Grade C or above in Maths & English
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard or equivalent qualification
  • To have a commitment towards own CPD
  • Ability to work and communicate with young children, teachers, and parents
  • To understand and comply with Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Data Protection and have an awareness of Equal Opportunities & Diversity within schools
  • Experience working in a relevant educational setting


  • Diploma/ Foundation Degree
  • Able to deliver planned programmes of work to children
  • Knowledge of Child Development, Trauma Theory, First aid Code of Practice
  • Experience working with children with SEN and English as an additional language
  • To be open honest, resilient, patient and kind with a genuine interest in children

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