40 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    13 March 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£20812-£21189

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have a desire to work in a place where every day is a learning adventure? If so we might be the right place for you.

Have you ever considered working in a Special School or has this always been something you’ve always wanted to try? If so we have an opportunity to that might be of interest to you.

Fairfields School is a community day special school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years. The school meets the needs of pupils who have significant, severe or profound learning difficulties and sensory impairments. Some of our children may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The school is situated in a large well-maintained grounds close to the centre of Northampton. Work with us and you will be part of an ambitious team who want to make a real difference.

We are currently looking to appoint LSAs to join our amazing staff team.

Whilst experience of working with children with SEND is helpful what we’re after is someone who is:

  • Creative
  • Reliable
  • Resilient
  • Patient
  • Calm and caring

Our children would really like someone who:

  • Has a sense a fun
  • Knows how to play
  • Supports them when things get tough
  • Helps them to be as independent as possible
  • Is a good communicator

Staff work hard everyday to help children go on their learning adventure. This starts with meeting and greeting them when they arrive. Making sure they are ready to learn, supporting them with their individual needs; and creating irresistible learning environments.

What the school offers its staff

We can help you be successful in your role by providing:

  • a thorough induction programme
  • Specialist training
  • Supportive class teams
  • A friendly working environment wherewellbeingfor all is a top priority


Further details about the role

To apply, please download and complete the application form and return to waltonj@fairfields.northants.sch.uk or alternatively drop it into the school office. Previous applicants need not apply. Canvassing any employee, or member of the Governing Body, directly or indirectly, is prohibited and will be considered a disqualification

Please note, a level 2 position would be considered for candidates with the right experience.

Commitment to safeguarding

Fairfields School is committed to keeping children safe and therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as well as the usual pre-employment checks. Please see our Equality Policy and Child Protection Policy on our Policies page of our website. Appendix C of the Child Protection Policy includes the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to waltonj@fairfields.northants.sch.uk

Download an application form - 70.4 KB

Upload additional documents

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

About Fairfields School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
123 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01604 714777

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Cleaner

Loatlands Primary School

Harrington Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 2NJ

School Business Support Assistant

St Monica's Catholic Primary School

Currier Drive, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6HB

Clerical Assistant

Naseby Church of England Primary Academy

School Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 6BZ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Northampton and Northamptonshire and Northampton