Special Educational Needs Support Assistant (Portland School & Specialist College)

Portland School & Specialist College, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6NS
Level 5 £20,092 to £22,183, pro rata to £15,366 to £16,965
14 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

32.5 hours - Term Time only

Portland is a successful school meeting the needs of children and young people who experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.

Portland School is expanding and now has two sites:

  • Trent Vale – Primary pupils
  • Blythe Bridge – Secondary pupils

We are looking for a dedicated and flexible individual to join Portland School and support the teaching and learning of children with Social and Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.

The work of a Special School Support Assistant can vary greatly depending on the individual needs of the pupils you are working with.

You must be able to empathise with children from a wide range of backgrounds and be capable of nurturing positive relationships with and between children.

You must have good communication skills and sound numeracy/literacy skills.

You will be able to function effectively as part of a team and able to make practical use of IT.

You will be willing to pursue training to become better equipped and informed in your role.

A good knowledge and understanding of how children learn, being a positive role model, and having an understanding of the challenges faced by children with recognised difficulties such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, SEMH etc. is important.

Minimum essential requirements:

You must meet the national occupational standards (NOS) in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 and be working at NVQ Level 3.

This is a term time only position for 32.5 hours per week worked over five days. There are vacancies at both of our sites.

Salary: Level 5: Full  year £20,092 to £22,183 pro rata to £15,366 to £16,965


Application forms are available on our website:


Email: Portland@portlandschool.net

Tel. 01782 882020



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