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Individual Needs Assistant & MDSA

Hours of work: 26 hours as INA and 5 hours as MDSA per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term until July 2023

Closing date: 9am, Monday 27 June 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Buxted CEP, Hurstwood Road, Buxted, East Sussex, TN22 4BB
Phone: 01825 733 185
Email: office@buxtedce.e-sussex sch.uk
Website: www.buxtedce.e-sussex.sch.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. 

Buxted is a forward-looking rural Church of England primary school. We're a committed, friendly staff team and we're looking for an Individual Needs Assistant to join our school community.

You'll be providing support for a friendly, engaging year 6 child with special educational needs to help them flourish and succeed here in the school.

We need someone who is:

  • Compassionate and caring, patient and intuitive with a good sense of fun.
  • Able to adapt learning tasks to suit the child they're working with.
  • Able to run small group activities from time to time.
  • Has good behaviour management skills
  • Willing to do some real-life learning activities.
  • Happy to follow the lead of the teacher but able to recognise the unique needs of the child.
  • Able to read advice from outside agencies and put it into practice in the classroom and in individual sessions.
  • Able to engage warmly and confidently with parents.
  • Prepared to support with personal care as required

Experience of working with children with additional needs is preferred, but showing a willingness to develop your knowledge and being happy to support the class teacher with the development of a suitable programme of work for the child will be viewed very positively.

The role is for 26 hours as an INA with an additional 5 hours as MDSA,  term time only.

Applicants will also need to participate in whole school activities and to support the daily work and ethos of a Church of England Primary School.

If you're successful, you'll be working with a supportive, friendly and inclusive team who enjoy the uniquely rewarding challenges and opportunities that teaching has to offer.

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to arrange a time

To arrange a visit or request an application form and job description please contact our school office www.buxtedce.e-sussex.sch.uk  We do not accept CVs.

Closing date for applications Monday 27th June at 9am

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.

This authority 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 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
  • orbis/TP/495/24887

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Buxted

  • Salary
  • £18,887 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 27 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • Buxted CEP

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 26 INA & 5 MDSA

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education