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Special Needs Assistant

Closing date:04/02/2020 at 12:00

Job Start Date:February 2020

Contract/Hours:Temporary , Part-time

Salary Type:Support Staff

Salary Details:Grade B £9.36-£9.52 depending on experience

Salary Pro-Rata:9500

Hours of Work:Monday to Friday 8.45am-12.10pm term time only

Location of Role:Freegrounds Infant School



Job/Person Summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring individual to join our team, supporting a pupil in Year 1 on a 1:1 basis during the mornings. Due to the nature of the post it is essential the successful candidate is highly motivated, preferably with recent experience of supporting children with complex Special Educational Needs in paid employment or on a voluntary basis.

The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative to adapt learning experiences to best suit the needs of the child and have a firm commitment to providing the very best education possible. The role also involves supporting the child with self-care and developing communication skills. Makaton training would be an advantage but is not essential and full training will be provided.

Freegrounds Infant School is a three form entry infant school, in the village of Hedge End, on the outskirts of Southampton. We were judged as good by Ofsted in our last inspection in October 2017 and awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark, status as a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion for three consecutive years and we are the only Flagship school for Inclusion in Hampshire.

We are a school which thrives on using new and innovative approaches and technologies to support and enhance learning which ensure a personalised approach for our children.

If you would like to be part of our vibrant and dynamic team we would be keen to hear from you.

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school to arrange a visit on 01489 782075.

Safer Recruitment

Freegrounds Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


Would you like to be a school governor?


The Governing body has a vacancy for a co opted governor to sit on the Finance and Health and Safety Committees.


We are looking for someone with either a strong financial background or an interest in finance or Health and Safety.


As this is a co opted position interested people do not need to be a parent of a child at the school. 


As a member of the governing body you will contribute to the strategic aims of the school, particularly helping set and monitor the school budget and ensuring that it complies with statutory requirements. You will also be involved in a range of school matters, which can include recruitment, health and safety and curriculum. Governors also provide a strong link between the school and the local community, and an independent view to support the school on long term development and improvement.A full and comprehensive training program to support governors in the requirements of the role is provided through Hampshire County Council.


Committees  usually meet during or before the school day, so you would need to be available to attend. You will also need a strong commitment and enthusiastic and flexible approach.


If you have the time, commitment, enthusiasm and necessary skills to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role, please ask the school office for an application form and job description. 


If you would like to discuss any aspects of this role further, or would like to discuss your suitability, please contact me through the school office.


Gill Wright

Chair of Governors