Teaching Assistant, Farney Close School, West Sussex


Teaching Assistant – 32.5hrs per week.

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan due to their social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), social and communication difficulties, an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC), Moderate Learning needs, Dyslexia, Speech and Language difficulties or difficulties with Sensory Regulation.

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to provide support in the classroom to both the Teacher and the pupils.

The role includes supporting learning activities with small groups who would benefit from a different learning approach, as agreed. To support children’s use of basic language skills, developing vocabulary in all areas of the curriculum and encourage questioning. Having the ability to support young people in self-regulating and helping them find strategies to manage their behaviour. To support classroom routines and establish a caring ethos and safe environment for the children. To actively encourage children’s independence and the development of self-help skills.

We are looking for candidates who have a patient and caring personality who enjoys building educational relationships and boundaries with young people and who takes pride in seeing the positive impact their support to the young people has on them.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk

The position is to work Monday to Friday, term-time only.

Closing date is Friday 28th January 2022.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.