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Individual Needs Assistant (St John's Meads CE Primary School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/19195
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 17.5
  • Salary: £18,198 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 7XS

Job introduction

Hours of work: 17.5 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 until: 31 August 2022

Closing date: Thursday 2 December 2021 (midday) 

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St John's Meads CE Primary School
26 Rowsley Road, Eastbourne
BN20 7XS
Phone: 01323 730255
Email: office@meads.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.meads.e-sussex.sch.uk
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. 

About the role

INA - St John's Meads CE Primary School

"We are more than a school, we are a family."

"Best school ever!"

These quotes are directly from our teaching team and these are the top 5 reasons that they love working at St John's Meads:

1. We have input into the development of our school.

2. We are part of a committed and positive team who work closely together.  This includes other staff, parents and members of the church.

3. There is a calm and happy atmosphere in the school, with established systems, routines and traditions.

4. The Leadership Team are approachable, listen to us, trust us and support us.

5. We have autonomy to make decisions in the best interests of our children/class.

Would you like to join our school family?

St John’s Meads CE Primary School is a one form entry school with a distinct Christian ethos. We have strong links with our local Church and community, and are part of a family of schools within a church academy trust (Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust). 

This role would suit an experienced Individual Needs Assistant, nursery practitioner, or someone with knowledge and understanding of children with special educational needs (specifically Down's Syndrome). Knowledge of Makaton would be ideal, as would confidence to liaise with staff via email. Hours will be 9:00-12:30.  Although this is a fixed term contract, it is anticipated that the need for the role will be ongoing.

Please telephone the school office on 01323 730255 to discuss the role with the SENCO.  We would be happy to give you a tour of our lovely school. 

Application Procedure:

For an application pack please contact:

The School Office:  office@meads.e-sussex.sch.uk

For further information about the school please see the school website: www.meads.e-sussex.sch.uk

Please email your completed application pack to: office@meads.e-sussex.sch.uk 

Headteacher: Mrs Katherin Weeks

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.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/19195
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/12/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 17.5
  • Salary: £18,198 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 7XS