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Special Needs Assistant

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£16,482 - £16,781
Jenny Hammond Primary School, Worsley Road, Leytonstone, London
Working Pattern:
Term Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/02/2021 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

The Jenny Hammond Primary School

Special Needs Assistant

One Year Initial Contract

Starting Summer Term: 19th April 2021

NJC Pay Scale point 5/6 pro rata, term time only (£16,482 -  £16,781 depending on experience)

8.45am 3.35pm with 45 minute lunchbreak (30 hours & 25 minutes a week)

‘The Jenny Hammond Primary School is a good school. Adults have high expectations for pupils in terms of behaviour and outcomes. Pupils are enthusiastic, confident learners who work hard and do their best. There is a highly positive climate for learning evident across the school.’

Ofsted Inspection, May 2017

The Jenny Hammond Primary School is looking to recruit a Special Needs Assistant to work with a child with high level needs both individually and in small groups within our Year 1 team. The position is a one year initially.

You will be:

  • NVQ2 Teaching/Special Needs Assistant or above qualified
  • Experienced in working with a child/children with autism and high level needs
  • Confident and have the ability to work with children on a 1:1 or in small groups under the direction of the teacher or SENco
  • A positive and inspirational colleague who can use their initiative when required
  • A team player who enjoys working co-operatively with colleagues and is committed to the role

In return we offer:

  • Enthusiastic, independent thinking children
  • A friendly and dedicated team of staff
  • Supportive parents and governors
  • Encouragement for continuing professional development

If you feel you have the right qualities please contact the Business Manager, Jacquie Reid for an application form and further details on 020 8519 3977 or at

Closing date:  Thursday 25th February by 12 noon

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 3rd March 2021

All completed applications should be returned to the school by email or at the following address:

The Jenny Hammond Primary School, Elsham Road, Leytonstone, E11 3JH

The Jenny Hammond Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up prior to interview

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