SEMH Teaching Assistant

Magisters Education are in search of an SEMH Teaching Assistant bfor a Secondary school based in South Tottenham.

This is a Behavioural Support/SEMH Teaching Assistant role with an ASAP start.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to work in this Secondary school with an excellent reputation in special education expertise, curriculum and resources.

A background in Youth Work, Behavioural support in Education, Social Work Sports organisations is ideal but not mandatory.


  • Special needs teaching assistants must have experience working with mental health problems and complex behaviours
  • Excellent behaviour management
  • Must have a current DBS and on the update service


  • Be able to build positive relationships with young people and staff
  • Supporting pupils with Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)
  • Have proven experience working with pupils with SEMH / SEN in a school or alternative provision
  • Have the ability to differentiate work according to each child's individual needs
  • Be resilient, show enthusiasm and commitment
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Be responsible for the planning, delivery and monitoring of learning for your pupils
  • Be able to work on your own initiative

The main thing is that the SEMH Teaching Assistant is diplomatic, confident, unphased by challenging behaviour, and committed to building a good rapport with the student(s) with the aim of improving their outlook to both their academic pursuits and to their lives outside of the school environment.

About the school:

  • The Academy's learning environment is inspiring, exciting and motivating.
  • Consist of committed and enthusiastic staff.
  • Quality professional development.
  • An exciting opportunity to shape the future of the school and to set the culture for achievement and progress for all of the pupils.
  • Purposeful, happy and supportive environment with learning for all at its centre.

This is a hugely rewarding role, and one which can truly transform young lives for the better in the short, medium, and long-term.

If you are interested in applying for this role as an SEMH Teaching Assistant based in South Tottenham please contact Spencer at Magisters Education


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