Individual Needs Assistant

West St Leonards Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8BX

This job expired on 11 July 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Until August 2023)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

East Sussex Grade 3 - £19,076

Actual salary

£13,682 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Individual Needs Assistant job summary

Working Pattern: Term time only, 30 hours per week Starting Salary (calculated pro rata): £13,682 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Do you have the resilience and compassion to make a real difference? We are looking to appoint an Individual Needs Assistant.  This role is extremely rewarding and as such requires a special individual who is genuinely committed and passionate about working closely with young people to influence and deliver improvements to their learning experience. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You will work specifically with one of our pupils to provide one to one teaching assistance.  She is a charismatic and engaged member of the class but can sometimes struggle to express herself and requires someone who is patient and a good listener to work with her. Watching her grow and achieve specific goals is one of the most fulfilling parts of the role and you will end each day knowing you've made a real difference to her time at school. Whilst it might be challenging at times, you will find this role fulfilling.  You will be someone who: Enjoys supporting children in their learning and over-all well-being Is positive and nurturing Is a team player with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively with staff and parents/carers Is caring and committed to developing and nurturing the whole child Can be creative and adaptable Has knowledge and experience of working with children with neurological needs and physical disability ​​​​​​​In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you: ​​​​​​​Family friendly wellbeing practises that support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life​​​​​​​ Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students ​​​​​​​​​​​A calm, positive and innovative learning environment​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Automatic annual pay progression Generous public sector pension scheme Flexible working opportunities from day 1 Discounts on retail & travel Cycle 2 Work scheme Charity giving High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression including: An annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, ​​​​​​​​​​open access online training courses and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  ​​​​​​​Take a closer look: Work with us - Brighton Academies Trust
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About West St Leonards Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
394 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

​​​​​​​About West St Leonards Primary Academy  - Ofsted grade: Good (2021)
West St Leonards Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex​​​​​​​ 

Our Pride of West Leonards (POW) values run through all that we do; encouraging respect and tolerance and supporting our pupils to become responsible members of our community. We are a National Lead School for the Talk For Writing programme and use the Mastery Approach to teach mathematics.
Find out more. Please visit West St Leonards Primary Academy website: Home - West St Leonards Primary Academy

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. 
The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.  

Find out more. Please visit  the University of Brighton Academies Trust website: Home - Brighton Academies Trust

 ​​​​​​​Our Commitment
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Further Information

For further information please download the job description, person specification and candidate Pack.  For an informal discussion about this role or arrange a visit please contact Charlene Fleri on telephone number 01424 422080 via email to: c.fleri@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Application closing date: 11 July 2022
Interview date:  Week commencing 18 July 2022
Start date: 1 September 2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you have what it takes to undertake this role then we would love to hear from you. Please select ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page and submit your application today.

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