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1:1 Special Needs Support Assistant (SNA) in Infant Class

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024 mid-day

Interview Date: Wednesday 6th March 2024

Job start: Monday 15th April 2024

Contract: Initially one-year contract

Salary Details: Grade B–C depending on experience, equates to £17,521-£18,847 pro rata (FTE £22,737-£24,140)

Hours of Work: 5 days per week, 32.5 hours a week 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. term time only

Job/Person Summary

Bentley CE Primary School is a very successful village school.  We provide a happy and stimulating environment in which pupils feel secure, trusted and valued.  We are seeking a confident and committed person to support our children, some of whom have specific communication, learning or social and emotional needs.

Although this position is initially a one year contract it has the potential to become a permanent role.  Ideally, we are looking for a person who can work Monday to Friday.  However, there may be some flexibility and part-time applicants may be considered.  Please state clearly in your covering letter with your application if you wish to be considered on a part time basis.

Key areas of work specifically include;

  • Working 1:1 with a child with an EHC plan to support them to learn within a mainstream classroom
  • Adapting programmes and plans to support the pupil under the direction of the class teacher and SEND Leader
  • Dealing with any behaviour and special needs issues in collaboration with the teacher
  • Supporting effective lunchtime and break time play as a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant within this role

Essential skills;

  • Empathy and understanding of children’s needs
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and child centred
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Resilient

Desirable skills and experience;

  • Experience of working in a primary school
  • Experience in supporting pupils with special needs
  • Experience in supporting children who struggle to regulate their behaviour

As a school we will offer;

  • A rewarding and very fulfilling role within our Church School community in a lovely rural village
  • 200 amazing children to work with
  • A great staff team to work alongside
  • Training and support to help your induction and development

Application Procedure

A show round of the school will be given as part of the interview process.  Please visit our school website to give you more information about the school.  If you have any specific questions about the role or school please send these to the office by email  clearly stating your phone number and availability of times to take a call before or after school hours if possible, and we will get back to you.

All applications must be made using the Hampshire application form and emailed to

We will not accept CV applications.

Bentley CE Primary School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.