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SEN/Classroom Teaching Assistant

Vacancy Summary
Upminster Junior School
Scale 2 points 3-4
Upminster Junior School
Working Pattern:
Term Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/12/2021 at 10:00
Vacancy Description

Upminster Junior School

St Mary’s Lane



RM14 3BS

Tel. No: 01708 227320

Head Teacher: Miss Alison Edgcombe


SEN/Classroom Teaching Assistant

Hours: 32.5 hours per week – term time only (39 weeks to include INSET days)

Grade: Scale 2 points 3-4

Salary: £21,408 – £21,795 p.a. (full-time). Pro rata salary of £16,568 - £16,867 p.a.

Contract: Fixed-Term until 31/08/2022 in the first instance

Required as soon as possible


We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who has experience working with children with a range of special educational needs. The role is predominantly working as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant but some group work may be required.  

The role involves supporting children with complex physical, sensory or learning and development needs. Experience delivering speech therapy plans an advantage.  Any experience using visual timetables, PECs, workstations, positive handling training and knowledge when managing children with emotional regulation difficulties which can present as challenging behaviour.  

Whilst you will be expected to work under the direction of the class teacher you will also have the ability to use your own initiative to organise tasks and activities; creating simple resources to support the pupil’s work as appropriate. You will work closely with the class teacher and the School’s SENCO as well as working in partnership with external contacts to support learning and development.

We are looking for a person who is calm, kind, patient and who: 

  • is cheerful, positive and enthusiastic about working with children
  • is experienced in supporting pupils with learning difficulties
  • is an effective communicator with pupils and staff
  • is able to build and maintain effective relationships
  • is committed to working as part of a team.

At Upminster Junior School we pride ourselves on our kind, supportive and caring environment and we provide excellent opportunities for our staff to specialise in areas of SEN learning support.


Please apply online.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th December 2021

Interviews: w/c Monday 13th December 2021


The position is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations. Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council.
How to apply

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