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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 31 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)
Fixed term for: 10 months

Closing date: Friday 08 July 2022, Midday

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

The Lindfield School, The Southfield Trust
Lindfield Road
Hampden Park
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

Phone:    01323 502988
Email:     recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
Website: www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please note, we do not accept CVs.


Teaching Assistant - The Lindfield School

The Southfield Trust is seeking to appoint a classroom based teaching assistant for The Lindfield School from September 2022. The postholder will undertake learning support duties and assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the pupils. Teaching assistants are also expected to support the teacher with the delivery of the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs enabling them to make rapid progress. Pupils may have speech and language needs, autism or learning difficulties. Some students also have associated emotional/ behavioural difficulties. 

The Southfield Multi Academy Trust consists of three exceptional special schools – The South Downs School, The Lindfield School and Hazel Court School, which provide the best possible educational opportunities for all its learners and their families. The Trust is also currently in an exciting phase of development including the opening of a new special school, Summerdown School.

You will work alongside a friendly and supportive staff team at The Lindfield School who have a wealth of expertise and are committed to the continuing professional development of all staff – offering a strong programme of in school training.  Candidates should be aware you may be asked to work on any one of The Southfield Trust's school sites if required. If you would like to find out more about The Southfield Trust schools please visit the Trust website.

As this post is part time the salary will be paid at a pro rata rate.  The actual salary will be £13,610 per annum.

A support staff application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com.

We look forward to receiving your application which should be sent by email to recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com.  Please note we did not accept CVs.

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. 

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/198429/25157

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £18,887

  • Closing date
  • 8 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • The Lindfield School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 31

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education