Christ Church Pellon C of e VC Primary School

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Support Assistant

 30 hours a week (8:45am to 3:15pm)

Scale 2, point 4, Term time only

Temporary open ended with a view to becoming permanent dependent on the needs of a child with an EHCP.


We are currently recruiting a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Assistant to work within our friendly, supportive and hardworking team to provide 1:1 support for a pupil at our school.


The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding and experience of working with students with SEN/SEMH needs, be caring, enthusiastic and committed with a dedicated attitude towards making a positive difference.


Key points:

• SEN/SEMH experience required

• Team Teach would be advantageous but not essential

• Assisting students with additional needs and challenging behaviour

• Demonstrating high levels of patience, a nurturing approach and empathy when dealing with challenging behaviour

• Implementing lesson plans by ensuring that the children are engaged and cared for throughout • Creating and maintaining a safe, positive and enjoyable learning environment even when placed under pressure with the ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations.

• Work closely as part of a quick, efficient and consistent team with other members of teaching staff to provide the best care possible for the pupils

We can offer: • A welcoming and friendly school • An opportunity to work as part of a collaborative leadership team as well as a committed and dedicated team of talented staff

• Enthusiastic, happy, well-motivated pupils • A hugely supportive, well-informed school community that is passionate about the success of the school



If you would like further information about the post, or would like to arrange a visit, please email [email protected]

or telephone the school office on 01422 350792.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.


The school may/will check shortlisted candidates’ online activity prior to interview. This will involve a search for the candidate via Google, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. Where possible, this search should be conducted by someone not involved in the interview process. Any information obtained that is potentially relevant to the candidate's suitability for the role will be passed to the interviewing panel and any concerns will be addressed during the interview process. The school is committed to ensuring that safeguarding is a top priority.


Application forms can be downloaded from the school website or obtained from the school office and should be returned to: [email protected]


Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2024


Shortlisting: Week commencing Monday 1st July 2024


Interviews will take place: Friday 5th July 2024


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