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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Position: SEMH Teaching Assistant
Type: Full-time, Temp to Perm
Salary: £95-105
Start Date: September

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced and compassionate SEMH Teaching Assistant to join one of our Primary Schools in Tower Hamlets. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting our students’ educational and emotional needs, working closely with teachers, parents, and other professionals to create a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the learning and development of students with SEMH needs.
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behaviour Support Plans (BSPs).
  • Work one-on-one or in small groups with students to provide targeted interventions.
  • Help manage classroom behaviour and promote positive social interactions.
  • Collaborate with teachers to adapt and deliver engaging lessons.
  • Provide emotional and social support to students, fostering a positive school experience.
  • Monitor and record student progress, providing feedback to teachers and parents.
  • Participate in professional development and training opportunities.


  • Previous experience working with children with SEMH needs is essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children with additional needs.
  • Understanding of safeguarding procedures and a commitment to ensuring the welfare of all students.


  • Experience in a primary school setting.
  • Knowledge of strategies and interventions for supporting SEMH needs.
  • First Aid training.
  • Additional qualifications related to special education or child development.

If you feel this is a role you are capable of fulfilling, please do not hesitate to submit your CV via the application page or contact Scott at LTF Recruitment. All applicants will require a valid DBS and two references in order to trial for this role.

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