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Midday Supervisory Assistants

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Hillside Special School
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11 December 2020 01:00 PM
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  • £9.25 ph
  • 6 hours 40 minutes per week, 38 weeks per year, term time only (subject to a probationary period). This is broken down as 1 hour 20 minutes each day (midday – 1.20pm) Monday - Friday.

You will be required to attend training sessions and/or meetings after school and on PD days; for these occasions you can claim additional hours.

There may also be opportunity for additional hours on an ad-hoc basis as a Relief Learning Support Assistant (casual contract).

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-motivated person with a warm personality, to join the team at our all age special school. You will be working with pupils with a wide range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism. The age range is 2½ - 19 years.

You may have skills already, or be keen to develop skills, in working with pupils with complex needs, including Autism. You will be expected to be very flexible and must have a truly positive approach to the strategies used to develop practice in schools and settings for our pupils.

Midday Supervisory Assistants work as part of the staff team under the direction of class teachers and may be required to work with pupils of any age and ability. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work co-operatively and to develop positive relationships are essential for this role. 

Midday Supervisory Assistants need to be enthusiastic in supporting pupils to develop eating and play skills. Emotional and physical resilience, the ability to stay calm in challenging situations, patience and a good sense of humour are all very important.

Hillside is a very successful school that places the pupils at the heart of everything. We have been consistently rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted since 2006.

The staff are friendly and supportive and as a school, we are passionate about equality and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities, which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

Number of pupils on Roll: 88

If this post is of interest to you and you want to make a real contribution to our school, please get in touch.

We actively encourage you to see our school in action before applying. COVID19 guidelines will be adhered to. To arrange a visit, or if you have any questions about the post, please email: admin@hillside.suffolk.sch.uk

All applications must be made on an official application form (see below). Please return completed applications for the attention of the Headteacher to admin@hillside.suffolk.sch.uk or in the post to Hillside Special School, Hitchcock Place, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1NN.

There is more than one vacancy, therefore, we may hold more than one round of interviews so please apply as soon as you are able.

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

Alternatively, for full details and how to apply, please see the school website: www.hillsidespecial.org.uk or phone the school office on (01787) 372808.


Please note that the school will be closed for the October half term holiday period from Monday 26 - 30 October 2020. If you see the advert during this period and you wish to apply, please feel free to submit your application form by email and we will contact you on our return to arrange a tour of the school.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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