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Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in Infant Class

Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in Infant Class including Lunchtime Supervision

Closing Date: Monday 20th June 2022 mid-day

Interviews: Friday 24th June 2022

Job start: 1st September 2022

Contract: Initially one year contract

Hours: Five days per week, 30 hours a week 8:45am-3.15pm, term time only

Salary: Grade B–C depending on experience, equates to £13,435-£14,433 pro rata (FTE £18,887-£20,290)

We are looking for a Special Needs Assistant to support the Year 1 Class in our inclusive, successful village school. The role includes supporting a pupil with additional needs within a mainstream Infant class.  We are proud to be a Church of England school and provide a happy, stimulated environment in which every pupil feels secure. We focus on our values of ‘Love, Courage and Community’ to support all our amazing pupils and every member of our hard working staff works together to educate and develop each child on their learning journey over their seven years in primary school.

Key areas of work to include specifically;

  • Support a pupil with additional needs working within a mainstream  Infant class
  • Work under the direction of the class teacher and SEN Lead to support and teach the pupil in all aspects of their curriculum learning
  • Adapt planning to develop phonics and core skills
  • Able to take responsibility and use own ideas to support all pupils
  • Support and work with the teacher in testing and assessing pupils in the class
  • Deal with any class behavioural and special needs issues in conjunction with the teacher and SEND Lead
  • Lead on intervention programmes to develop individual needs and to teach small groups of pupils
  • Conduct assessments under teacher or SEND Lead supervision
  • Support effective lunch and playtime cover as a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant within this role

Desirable skills and experience;

  • Knowledge of how primary schools work (systems/policies/experience)
  • A clear understanding about how to support learning in the classroom, and to support good behaviour management within school expectations
  • Experience and qualifications relevant to the role e.g. Child development degree, teaching degree, and specific learning support programme training (such as Makaton, ASD support, SALT etc)
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting, as work or as a regular volunteer
  • Positive and effective experience in supporting young children with special needs


  • Empathy and kindness to support all pupils needs
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and child centred
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • A ‘can do’ attitude to enable all children to achieve their very best
  • A good sense of humour and a desire to help all children achieve
  • An interested learner who will research and think how to support the needs of our pupils

As a school we will offer;

  • Induction and training as required bespoke to pupil needs and your own learning
  • A friendly and supportive staff team to work with
  • Well behaved and happy children to teach

You are welcome to come for a school show round on either Friday 10th or Friday 17th June.   Appointments will be available with our Headteacher or Deputy at 11am, 1pm or 4pm on each day. Please email to request a visit.

All applications must be made using the Hampshire form, which can be downloaded from the foot of this page, and emailed to

Please note 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.