Special Needs Assistant

Linden Bridge School
Worcester Park, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time
FTE £21,108 -£21,776pa £14,807-£15,276 pa pro rata
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
22nd January 2024 12:48 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1352743

This is a permanent role, working 29.5 hours per week/39 weeks a year (term time).

Working Pattern: 9:00am to 3:20pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8:40am to 3:20pm, Friday.

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 model 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.

The post-holder will work alongside the class teacher and Lead TA to raise the learning and attainment of all pupils in both academic and EHCP areas. Supporting pupils individually or in groups so they can access all areas of the curriculum and helping to promote pupils’ independence.

If you have previous experience in this field, it would be an advantage however this is not a requirement as we offer comprehensive induction and training package to all new employees. To be a successful candidate, you must have basic numeracy and literacy skills e.g., GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent and you should have a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, basic IT skills and an enthusiasm to learn.

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

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

 We are happy to offer a tour of the school. 

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

We are open to receive a full CV in the first instance to be considered before a full application is made. 

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Safeguarding and further information

The successful candidate will be 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.

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.


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