Special Needs Assistant

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Special Needs Assistant

Worcester Park, Surrey
Linden Bridge School
Term Time
Up to £13,009pa pro rata
11th June 2021
Start Date
To be confirmed
8th November 2021 11:59 PM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
To be confirmed
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 31 August 2022
  • Job ID: 1158189

Where possible interviews will be held on site within our schools and we will adhere to our current Covid policy for external visitors. Otherwise interviews will be held remotely by teams.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.20pm 4 days per week, 8:45am – 3:20pm 1 day per week, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, however part-time applications will also be considered to meet the needs of the school.

We are looking for enthusiastic Special Needs Assistants to work in class alongside a Teacher and Teaching Assistant where there is an identified need for additional pupil support. We are looking for people who will act as a positive role models to our students and who, under direction of the class teacher, will be able to support our pupils in their progress and learning using specialised SEN strategies across the school.

Previous experience in this field is an advantage but is not a requirement as we offer a comprehensive induction and training package to all new employees. Successful candidates will have basic numeracy and literacy eg through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent. They should also have a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, basic IT skills and an enthusiasm to learn.

Linden Bridge School is a special school in Worcester Park, Surrey for children and young people with complex communication and interaction needs. Originally part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust, a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services, LIFT Partnership has now merged with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) from March 2021.

THPT can offer:

• An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation

• Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes

• Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions

• Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.


Safeguarding Statement:

Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.
Linden Bridge School

Linden Bridge School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust