Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development?

We are seeking to appoint a hard-working, resilient and creative person to join our school team to work as an Individual Needs Assistant in our Facility. The position is for a fixed term contract until the end of August 2022 with the potential to be extended for a further academic year as it is linked to an individual pupil.

We are seeking to appoint someone who:

  • enjoys supporting children in their learning and over-all well-being
  • is positive and nurturing
  • is a team player with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively with staff and parents/carers
  • is caring and committed to developing and nurturing the whole child
  • can be creative and adaptable
  • has knowledge and experience of working with children with neurological needs and physical disability

The ideal candidate would be experienced in delivering physiotherapy, speech and language and OT programmes. On-going training will be provided for the successful candidate.

About West St Leonards Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2016)

West St Leonards Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Our Pride of West Leonards (POW) values run through all that we do; encouraging respect and tolerance and supporting our pupils to become responsible members of our community. We are a National Lead School for the Talk For Writing programme and use the Mastery Approach to teach mathematics. We have two classes in each year group and also host a special facility for up to 12 children with moderate learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

Visit West St Leonards Primary Academy website

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. Read more about our vision and values.

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.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Key dates

Closing date: 18th June 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 21st June 2021

Proposed start date: To Be Confirmed

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact [named contact or us] on [academy email address and/or phone number].

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

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.

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