Special Needs Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Salary negotiable
Location: CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 23.75 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 26/11/2021 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/21/171959

St Mary’s is a very successful and over-subscribed, one-form entry Catholic School in the parish of Chingford, on the edge of Epping Forest. Ofsted and the Diocese of Brentwood graded the school as ‘Outstanding’


We are looking for an SNA who:

  • Has a commitment to promoting and enhancing the Catholic ethos of the school;
  • Has experience of and relevant qualifications in Makaton, PECS;
  • Supporting pupils with a variety of SEND including Autism and complex needs SaLT (Speech and Language Therapy, EAL, ADHD, SEMH, ASD, MLD, SLCN and ASC & EBD);
  • Will energetically enrich the curriculum for all our children they work with;


We require someone who is able to provide support for individual children in order to raise standards of achievement, by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skill.  You will be able to assist in the management and preparation of resources while encouraging children to become independent life-long learners. 


We can offer:

  • Children who have a positive attitude to learning;
  • Supportive parents and governors who work together;
  • Opportunities for further professional development.


St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding children and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check.


For further information including application forms please visit our website: http://www.stmaryschingford.com/


For any further information you contact the School Office on 020 8529 4723 or email: finance@st-marys-pri.walthamforest.gov.uk


Closing Date:         26 November 2021 at 12:00 noon                               

Shortlisting:          30 November 2021

Interviews wc:       6 December 2021           


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed