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Lead Inclusion TA

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 04 July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Whatlington Way
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 9TE

Phone:     01424 853521
Email:      hr@robsackwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk
Website:  www.robsackwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Lead Inclusion TA - Robsack Wood Primary Academy

Working pattern: Monday - Friday, 32.5 hours, Term Time only
Actual starting salary calculated pro rata: £15703.46 (pay award pending)
We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to reach full their potential? Do you?

We are looking for a caring and nurturing individual to support our pupils with their daily learning and development.  Working and supported by our dedicated teaching staff, you will assist in creating a positive learning experience for all pupils, including those with special needs, either in a group or on an individual basis.

This rewarding role is varied and the responsibilities and duties include:

  • Motivating and encouraging pupils as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs
  • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. speech and language, behaviour, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc
  • Ensuring the pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Liaising with class teacher, Inclusion Lead and other professionals about additional needs plans and contributing to the planning as appropriate

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A good standard of education particularly in English and Mathematics, GCSE C and above or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment
  • Knowledge of  SEN Code of Practice
  • Knowledge of how children's social, emotional and behavioural difficulties can impact on their learning ability and how to support this
  •  The ability to use language and other communication skills that pupils can understand and relate to
  • The ability to establish positive relationships with pupils and empathise with their needs
  • The ability to demonstrate active listening skills
  • Please download the attached job description and person specification for further information.

In return for your skills and experience, we offer you:

  • Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  •  A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • Automatic annual pay progression
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  •  Charity giving
  •  High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression

About Robsack Wood Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2022)

Robsack Wood is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We promote personal achievement for all our pupils and provide creative learning opportunities so that every child succeeds. Our pupils enjoy an exceptional learning environment including outdoor learning in our Forest School, a large grassed playing field, adjacent woodlands, garden areas and animal areas with chickens and ducks. We also host a nursery for children aged from 3 months.

We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award and East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion.
Learn more by, visit our website: Home - Robsack Wood Primary Academy

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.  

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.

Our commitment

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.

Key Dates

Closing date: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 4 July 2022
Start date: 1 September 2022

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/24884

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings

  • Salary
  • £19,698

  • Closing date
  • 29 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • Robsack Wood Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education