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Castle Primary School

Special Needs Assistant

Closing date: 22/04/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract , Part-time

Salary Type: Main Pay Range

Salary Details: Grade B

Salary Pro-Rata: 11003

Hours of Work: 25 hours per week, 40 week contract

Location of Role: Castle Primary School

Contact e-mail address: adminoffice@castle.hants.sch.uk

Job/Person Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to:

- Have a good understanding of Autism and how this can impact learning

- Manage a range of visual aids to enable access to learning

- Maintain a high level of support for the child’s social, emotional and learning needs

- Implement learning activities to enable the child to have access to the planned curriculum

- Help the child to develop social skills and appropriate interactions with their peers

- Have a good understanding of sensory and processing needs and a child centred approach  

to co-regulating

- Support the delivery of interventions to promote social and emotional wellbeing

- Have an awareness of the PACE approach to interaction

- Have high expectations of the pupil and be an advocate for their needs

- Work closely with and be accountable to the class teacher, who will give guidance on the

nature and extent of the support and supervision

- Meet regularly with the SENCO and contribute to the planning and reviewing of

personalised learning plans / annual reviews

- Liaise with a range of professionals external to the school

- Monitor and evaluate patterns in behaviour, providing timely intervention to promote


- Develop a good relationship with other children in the class by encouraging and motivating

- Follow all school policies

- Treat all school matters as confidential

- Attend appropriate inset / training opportunities


Person Specification

- Have a professional approach to all aspects of school life

- Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal

- Have appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade C or above desirable)

- Have a good understanding of how poor social and emotional wellbeing can affect learning


- Have extensive experience of parent liaison

- Be able to work effectively as part of a team and show initiative

- Be willing to learn and take the initiative to read up on the pupil’s needs

- Have experience of working with primary aged children

- Have a caring, cheerful and conscientious disposition

- Show resilience and determination

- Have the energy and enthusiasm to keep up with an energetic and active child

Application Procedure

Application pack available from the school website or via email from adminoffice@castle.hants.sch.uk

Safer Recruitment

Castle Primary 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.

About us

Address: Castle Street, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9QQ

Telephone: 023 9237 5324

Website: www.castleprimaryschool.co.uk/

Application form