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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 21.5 hours per week 
Working pattern: Part-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: 12 months

Closing date: Thursday 1st September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Cross in Hand School, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 0XG
Phone: 01435 862941
Email: office@cross-in-hand.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: crossinhandschool.com
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. 

Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex.  We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff. 

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to start in September. The working hours for this role are 8.45 - 13.00 five days a week. This role could be as part of a job-share or full time. Please state your preference on your application.

The successful applicant must have good communication skills and behaviour management skills and work well as part of a flexible team.  They will be responsible for supporting children with additional needs. They must be enthusiastic, organised, patient  and compassionate.

Being a Learning Support Assistant, in our school can include:

•         Working individually with students who require additional support

•         Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback to students, offering encouragement and motivation to succeed

•         Supporting students both inside and outside of the classroom as well as accompanying them on educational visits

•         Being in class supporting the students to make academic progress

•         Helping to facilitate inclusion and enable them to integrate with their peers

•         Attending meetings with parents, other professionals and a lead member of staff

•         Being actively involved in the sharing of good practice to ensure the student can access the full curriculum

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1st September. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 5th September.

The position is being advertised as a fixed term contract for 1 year with a view to making it permanent at the end of the first year.

Job description, person specification and an application form can all be found on the school website at www.crossinhandschool.com

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/191234/25786

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Heathfield

  • Salary
  • £18,887 to £19,650 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 1 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Cross in Hand School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 21.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education