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Learning Support Assistant (Autism Support TA)


Job Description:



  • Autism Support Teaching Assistant
  • Secondary School Provisions Unit
  • High Barnet
  • Hours 8:15 to 3:30pm and 8:15am to 14:15pm on Fridays


We are currently looking for an Autism Support Teaching Assistant to join an Autism Support Provisions Unit within a fantastic secondary school in Barnet.

The Role

In this role you will be supporting pupils with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition on a 1 to 1 and group basis. You will supporting pupils across a range of classes and learning activities. You will be required to build relationships and establish a routine with students. You should have a good basic, understanding of autism and understand how to ensure the learning environment is suitable, communicate clearly in suitable ways and integrate pupil's interests. You will work closely with teachers and parents/carers and be involved in assessments and reporting in line with the requirements of children Education Health Care plans (EHCP).

The school are ideally looking for a teaching assistant with experience supporting students with autism but are open to applications from  other teaching assistants and graduates with a desire to build experience in SEN.

The School

The Special Resource Provision is for pupils with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) as a primary need in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The provision is based is based within a larger Barnet secondary school and offers up to 7 pupils a place per year group. As far as possible, the Special Provision Unit students who are able to access the main school will follow the National Curriculum, with the long term view of taking up to 5 GCSEs at the end of Y11, which, if passed at Grade 4 (or equivalent) is currently sufficient to gain access to 6th form courses within the main school. The students follow a highly differentiated curriculum focusing on developing social cognition, through the SCERTS framework and the Social Thinking curriculum. Most Special Provision students will also follow ASDAN/CoPE courses, the Personal and social Development curriculum and the Employability and Work-Related Learning curriculum. The school is close to Cockfosters Underground Station and High Barnet Underground Station and is also accessible car.

If you have experience working with children or young adults with special education needs, and are interested in making a positive contribution to the lives of young people, please apply with an up to date CV.

We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.


  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    Temp to perm contract

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education
  • Years Experience

    1+ years

  • Career Level

    Not Provided

  • Educational level

    Some Secondary School Coursework

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