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1:1 Special Needs Assistant

Vacancy Summary
Benhurst Primary School
APTC 2 - 3 depending upon experience, £12,900-13,300p.a. (65%FTE)
Benhurst Primary School
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
27.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/08/2018 at 13:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Temporary 1:1 SNA

Salary:   APTC 2 - 3 depending upon experience, £12,900-13,300p.a. (65%FTE)

Location: Havering

Hours: 27.5 hours per week, until 30th August 2019 with a view to extend.

Start date: 10th September 2018 or earlier if possible


Benhurst Primary School  Benhurst Avenue  Elm Park  RM12 4QS  Telephone: 01708 450807  Fax: 01708 620182  Email: office@benhurst.havering.sch.uk  Head Teacher: Mr D Denchfield 


100% of parents and carers feel that their child is taught well at Benhurst and that the school meets their child’s learning needs (Parents and Carers questionnaire June 2018)


100% of parents and carers feel that their child is well looked after at Benhurst. (Parents and Carers questionnaire June 2018)


100% of staff feel proud to be a member of staff at Benhurst and feel that children are recognised for their achievements at school (Staff questionnaire June 2018)


95% of children are happy at Benhurst (Pupil questionnaire June 2018)


Benhurst Primary School is looking to recruit a caring and dedicated person to support individual children with special educational needs in a small group and one to one basis. The school has recently undergone many improvements to the school building and is widely recognised as a rapidly improving school. This is an exciting time for the school as it is widely recognised for its commitment to the use of technology to enhance learning opportunities and is a Smart training school.

We have a vacancy for a temporary 1:1 Special Needs Assistant. Initially this will be to work with a particular child and small groups of children in Year R. The successful applicant will initially work as part of our fantastic EYFS team, supporting teachers delivering stimulating learning experiences in line with the National Curriculum, leading interventions and contributing to observations and assessments of children’s learning. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with pupils who have special educational needs. Due to the nature of the role, being able to adapt your supporting methods is essential. You will be a positive, proactive team player who enjoys a challenge. As an experienced Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, you will have worked with pupils with a range of needs including Speech and Language needs, intimate care needs and Autism in a classroom environment. You will be passionate about teaching, learning and children and have a good level of education. The following are desirable attributes:


  • supporting children with language and processing difficulties including use of Speech and Language Programmes
  • excellent practitioner with a good understanding of the primary curriculum including the EYFS curriculum;
  • a positive approach to managing children’s behaviour;
  • use of visual timetables
  • have a NVQ2 or an NVQ3 in a relevant childcare qualification in primary education;
  • have good skills in English (written, reading and oral) and Maths;
  • excellent communicator,
  • hard-working, creative, enthusiastic and flexible;
  • able to work effectively as part of a team;
  • a good sense of humour



We would welcome applications from staff who have experience of the following:

  • Positive Handling training in the last two years
  • Working with active and lively children who want to learn
  • Using Makaton to support communication


  • We can offer you:
  • an enthusiastic, understanding and effective team of teachers;
  • children who are eager to learn;
  • supportive parents;
  • an exciting learning environment;
  • a commitment to your professional development.


Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Kerry Loyns (SENDCo) or Emma Isherwood (EYFS leader) via email: kloyns@benhurst.havering.sch.uk or eisherwood@benhurst.havering.sch.uk.


Please apply online. Should you experience any technical difficulties please contact Education HR on 01708 431983. Closing date: 12pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018 Interviews: Wednesday 5th September 2018 a.m


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Disclosure.


Benhurst Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record Check.


To apply online please visit www.haveringschools.jobs

Equal Opportunities
We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations.

Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a satisfactory disclosure. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council
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