Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant

Basic Overview
Salary: £75 – £100/day
Job Type: Full Time / Temporary
Minimum Salary: 75.00
Maximum Salary: 100.00
Job Location: Southwark

Smart Teachers is looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our trainee teaching assistant programme. This programme is for people wanting to start a career in education with no previous experience needed. All the training necessary is provided and free of charge!

About the role

The programme is comprised of a paid placement in a school and online training.
You will be assigned a consultant to support you through the training and to answer any questions you might have.
Successful completion of the programme is likely to lead to long term employment
Once completed you will be qualified as a teaching assistant and will be able to work in primary schools across London with Smart Teachers

About the school

Placement schools located across Southwark, Bexley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Lewisham

Schools have good transport links and many schools have parking available.

Schools may provide additional training for successful candidates.


To be considered for the role of Trainee SEN Teaching Assistant – Southwark you will:

Have a ‘child workforce only’ DBS on the Update Service or willing to obtain one
Two recent references
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:

Be willing to complete online training
Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Smart Teachers

Smart Teachers is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Smart Teachers offer

As a valued employee of Smart Teachers, you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Smart Teachers do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Sophie Seddon on (phone number removed) or email (url removed)