Teaching Assistant - Play Leader

Posted 17 November 2023
Salary £65 - £80 per day
LocationRichmond upon Thames
Job type Full time, permanent
Discipline Teaching Assistant RolesGraduate Jobs
ReferencePG 1509_1700242099
Contact NameHoden Ahmed

Job description

Teaching Assistant - Play Leader (Term time only)

A fantastic SEN School located in the Richmond area are looking to hire a Teaching Assistant. The role of the Teaching Assistant/Play Leader is a role from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.

A play leader will provide additional support to our learners along with our other class team staff. This will be done by delivering lunchtime clubs, developing learner progress in social situations through promotion of play, both structured and unstructured. This role would definitely suit a individual looking for part-time work.

The School:

  • Excellent professional development and promotion opportunities.
  • Enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, parents & Governors.
  • A well-resourced school and further training
  • The school is dedicated to preparing and challenging their learners so that they become an active contributor to their community

The Role:

  • Teaching Assistant supporting children with a range of SEN across different year groups through play
  • A good role model and deliver Fun, Inclusive and Active sessions and build strong relationships
  • Work alongside the class teacher to provide engaging, fun and stimulating activities for the children
  • Display a kind, compassionate and caring personality to all children
  • Promote imaginative play and work towards generalising motor skills to enable participation in group games.


  • Previous experience within a school is ideal though not essential
  • Set-up and clear-up of the lunch hall, involving learners to promote their independence where possible.
  • Plan and lead lunch time activities and clubs to promote developmentally appropriate play skills, turn-taking and social interactions.
  • Either live in Richmond or within a commutable distance

If you are interested trial days can be arranged immediately!

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  • Specialists in securing long term and permanent placements for Teachers and a range of support staff
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  • Free CPD courses worth £144.50 once cleared to work
  • We work with primary, secondary and SEN Schools across London and the Home Counties

Please apply with your full up to date CV asap!

Pay rate is dependent on qualifications, experience and skills.

Envision Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Envision Education is also committed to following a policy of equal opportunities.

We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture or disability.

You must be a UK resident or hold a full UK visa and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.