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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stage
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
Contract type
Fixed term ( Time limited funding)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
West Sussex Grade 3 - £18,562 - £18,933
Actual salary

Job summary

Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development?

Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the classroom. We are seeking an individual who can support our teachers and motivate and encourage our pupils. The role is working five days per week 8.45am-3pm including 1 hour lunch duty each day, term time only, on a fixed term basis through to the end of the academic year in August 2022. The successful candidate will be working within Key Stage 2, in years 3 and 4, and more widely in KS2 delivering some specific intervention programmes to support small groups of children. There is the potential to secure a permanent role at the end of the contract.

The pro-rated annual salary working term time is £12,239.03 - the headline advertised salary is the full time annual salary.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is calm, confident and has the skills to be able to support classroom activities safely and can create a positive learning environment. Ideally you will have:

-maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
-knowledge of SEN
-experience of establishing positive relationships with students and the ability to empathise with their needs.

The role of Teaching Assistant is crucial in promoting the learning and personal development of all pupils; including but not exclusively, those with special education needs. To succeed in this role, you will need to:

-provide support to the Teacher in the planning and evaluation of learning activities and support the delivery of learning activities
-motivate and encourage students by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks
-consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About Lindfield Primary Academy

About Lindfield Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Lindfield Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Lindfield, West Sussex. We are a positive, happy and friendly Academy with three classes in each year group, offering a broad and creative curriculum for our pupils. We are focused on academic, creative and sporting success for all. We pride ourselves on having high expectations, offering a nurturing environment, and utilising our Forest School to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in our pupils. Our children are polite, respectful, and well behaved. Our Academy sits proudly at the heart of the local community with strong community links to our thriving, vibrant village and working closely in partnership with parents, pupils and our local board members to achieve the best outcome for each and every one of our pupils

We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award, British Council International School Award, and Platinum School Games award.

We can offer you:

-a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
-excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

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. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

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.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes 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.

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Oliver on

Key dates

Closing date: 1 December 2021

Interview date: w/c 8 December 2021

Proposed start date:  3 January 2022

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.

School location

School Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2DX

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