Teaching Assistant SEN Support

Hours:                   25 hours per week (term time only)

Required for:      1st September 2024

Contract:             Permanent

Salary:                   Level 2 TA – Grade 3 £27,030 – £27,855 (pro rata)


Purley Oaks Primary School is recruiting a level 2 Teaching Assistant to work in class supporting children with SEN. This post requires an individual with a love of working with children and a commitment to the school’s vision of striving for excellence.


The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible, confident individual with excellent interpersonal and behaviour management skills. They will assist and support the class teacher in learning and teaching.  The post holder will be pro-active and a positive role model for all children.


As a SEN TA you will be working with a range of children with additional needs.


Essential skills and abilities:

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualifications or experience.
  • Minimum grade C English and maths GCSE.
  • Good understanding of child development and learning.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with children who need additional support.


Purley Oaks Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and the successful candidate will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.


Before interviewing we strongly recommend a tour of Purley Oaks Primary School.

Please email or call Miss Smith on  hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk or 02086884268.

Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to promote and ensure equal treatment for all.


To apply for this position please complete please provide a Supporting Statement, which shows how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

Supporting statements should be submitted to: hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk

Closing Date:     Friday 5th July 2024.

Interviews:         Week beginning 8th July 2024.

Tenable:              1st September 2024.


Level 2 Grade 3 Teaching Assistant Job Description September 2024

Level 2 Grade 3 Teaching Assistant SEN Person Specification September 2024

Support Staff Application Form – January 2022.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form – Printable Version – January 2022