3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 September 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
32.5 hours, full time term time. School hours can be flexible to suit the right candidate.
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months)
£18,562 - £19,698

Job summary

Northgate Primary School are seeking an efficient, highly organised and motivated individual specialising in supporting early development.

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective, caring, enthusiastic and experienced SEN Learning Support Assistant to work with a specific pupil in one of our Reception classes. The child will have special educational needs and be working significantly below age-related expectations.

This support role will be on a fixed term, term time only basis until July 2022 or until funding ceases or the child leaves the school. The role is 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08.30am to 3.30pm (some flexibility in hours can be discussed).

You will require patience, flexibility and be committed to helping children develop as independent and confident individuals.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will be able to work closely with the class teacher, the SENDCo, the SEN team and external advisors as well as being confident to work independently, as required. You should be keen to learn, be able to work on your own initiative, and carry out advice consistently.

The successful candidate will have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths (C or above) and a high standard of written and spoken English.

Safeguarding & Welfare
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought prior to interview and successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Diversity & Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Applying for the job

Please apply using the attached application form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
450 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01279 652376

About Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School and Nursery is a nurturing two-form entry school with enthusiastic children who love to learn. The Governors and whole school team are committed to excellence.

We can offer you:

Children with a genuine thirst for learning supported by parents who value education.
A fully supportive staff team of teachers, teaching assistants, admin team, leaders and governors.
An open-minded approach – where we welcome ideas and opinions.
A friendly and welcoming school community.
Excellent support and training opportunities
A well-resourced school.
A calm, well-maintained, school building set in beautiful open grounds.
A school rated ‘Outstanding’ in our 2011 interim Ofsted inspection, but which is fully alive to broadening our horizons.

Visits to the school are actively welcome

School location

Cricketfield Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2RL

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