Special Needs Assistant


Special Needs Assistant
Job Reference
Linden Bridge School
Closing Date


Special Needs Assistant
Linden Bridge School
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Maximum Salary FTE:
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Closing Date
Contract Start Date

Advert Details


Where possible interviews will be held on site within our schools and we will adhere to our current Covid policy for external visitors. Otherwise interviews will be held remotely by teams.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.20pm 4 days per week, 8:45am – 3:20pm 1 day per week, with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, however part-time applications will also be considered to meet the needs of the school

We are looking for enthusiastic Special Needs Assistants to work in class alongside a Teacher and Teaching Assistant where there is an identified need for additional pupil support. We are looking for people who will act as a positive role models to our students and who, under direction of the class teacher, will be able to support our pupils in their progress and learning using specialised SEN strategies across the school.

Previous experience in this field is an advantage but is not a requirement as we offer a comprehensive induction and training package to all new employees. Successful candidates will have basic numeracy and literacy eg through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent. They should also have a basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, basic IT skills and an enthusiasm to learn.

Linden Bridge School is a special school in Worcester Park, Surrey for children and young people with complex communication and interaction needs. Originally part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust, a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services, LIFT Partnership has now merged with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) from March 2021.

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, consideration of relocation packages, travel allowances and grants, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

If you would like to request a tour of the school, or meet with us informally before applying, then please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@thpt.org.uk

For more information about working within The Howard Partnership Trusts and what we can offer please visit:

For additional information about The Howard Partnership Trust please view the video below.

Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

THPT Staff Prospectus - March 2019.pdf

Job Profile - Special Needs Assistant - Linden Bridge School.docx

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