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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Term time: 30 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

23,500 - 23,893

Pay scale

Grade 4 points 5-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Person Specification

All criteria are essential unless stated otherwise

  • A Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Science, Maths and English
  • Working at NVQ level 2 in supporting teaching and learning or equivalent; may be working towards NVQ level 3 and/or national occupational standards.
  • Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety.
  • An ability to maintain high professional standards and the ability to follow quality assurance systems
  • An ability to relate well to all children ensuring that their needs are met
  • An ability to put the needs of the child first
  • An ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to follow direction and use own initiative
  • An interest in child development
  • An ability to be clear, concise and fluent in both written and oral communication
  • Proven ability to remain calm and self-controlled under pressure, reacting well to change and remaining positive setbacks
  • Prepared to undertake training/development as required
  • Show commitment to continuous personal learning and development which supports the delivery of outstanding service

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and dedicated Learning Support Assistant who will support the teachers and the range of needs of EYFS and Key Stage 1 class. The successful postholder may also have the opportunity of supporting, KS2, KS3 and KS4 across the Trust. Secondments from within the Trust and WSCC will be considered.

The post is based in our small rural village school in Clapham and Patching, which is in the heart of the South Downs. We pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos, as we aim to provide the best possible education for all our children. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a dedicated and professional team supporting children at this small, friendly village school.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to work with well-motivated students and supportive parents
  • Comprehensive induction and professional development programme
  • Free well-being and medical support cover
  • The opportunity to be part of the South Downs Education Trust MAT
  • Free use of our new fitness suite at Worthing High School

A current First Aid qualification would be an advantage. We would like the successful candidates to fulfil a paid lunch time duty of 30 minutes each day (this is negotiable). The school has a commitment to safeguarding children and all staff posts are subject to satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

Details of this role, including a job description, information on why you may wish to join us, how to apply and an application form can be downloaded from the school website at https://www.claphamandpatching.co.uk/our-school/vacancies/ or from the links in this advert.

Commitment to safeguarding

South Downs Education Trust (SDET) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
59 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01903 871214

Multi Academy Trust

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@claphamandpatching.co.uk.

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