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Individual Needs Assistant

Hours of work: 37 hours per week 
Working pattern: Full-time, 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 for: Ongoing

Closing date: Wednesday 6th July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Stonegate Church of England Primary School, Station Road, Stonegate, East Sussex, TN5 7EN
Phone: 01580 200415
Email: head@stonegate.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.stonegateschool.org
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. 

Individual Needs Assistant

Stonegate CEP School is located in a beautiful part of the High Weald. We are a popular school with an excellent local reputation and pride ourselves on our commitment to the arts, the outdoors and the acquisition of life long skills.  

The Headteacher and Governors are looking for an extraordinary person to join our teaching support team.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Individual Needs Assistant (37.00 hours per week) to work in our Reception Class.

The role will include working 1-1 and with small groups of children. The working times will be 5 whole days per week starting in September 2022 (we would consider this role on a job share basis).

The successful applicant will:-

•         Support the pupils learning, physical, social, emotional and communication needs within the classroom and during social activities.

•         Have a good knowledge and experience of the needs of children with Special Educational Needs such as ASC, Speech, Language and Communication difficulties and cognition and learning.

•         Be prepared to provide a high level of care throughout the school day, including toileting.

•         Be able to work collaboratively as part of our team and with other professionals to maximise the pupils’ development and communication skills and deliver programmes to support the children’s needs.

•         Be resilient and able to work independently, flexibly and use their own initiative to respond to the children’s needs

•         Be committed to inclusion and have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs.

We invite you to become a part of: 

• A school full of enthusiastic and well behaved children

• A team of wonderful teachers and support staff, with supportive parents and a Governing Body who are committed to continuous school improvement.

• A school, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where every child really does matter.

• A nurturing environment in which children enjoy school, are keen to learn and are eager to take part in activities which promote outstanding learning.

Please note that as we are a Church of England Controlled School, the successful candidate will be expected to be supportive of the Christian ethos of our school.

Visits to the school are encouraged and candidates should contact our Headteacher, Jonathan Elms, to make arrangements.

If you would like further information please email Jonathan Elms at head@stonegate.e-sussex.sch.uk or telephone the school office on 01580 200415.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date noon on Wednesday 6th July, with interviews on Thursday 7th or Friday 8th July 2022 for candidates who meet the shortlisting criteria.

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/191234/25198

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Wadhurst

  • Salary
  • £19,264 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 6 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • Stonegate Church of England Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • Full time

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education