Classroom Assistant Level 1

Full Time - Term Time Only
Until 31 December 2020
Ash Lea School, Owthorpe Road, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3PA
NJE Grade 3: Point 5 £15831 per annum

Ash Lea School governors are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a commitment to delivering a high standard of classroom support as part of a caring and child focused class team. 

Ash Lea is a special school for children from 3-18 years old with severe and complex educational needs located in Cotgrave.  

The successful candidates will need to be working toward or have achieved an NVQ level 3 or equivalent, preferably with an educational focus. Knowledge of how children learn, early learning strategies, child protection, child development and the SEN code of practice is desirable. Experience of working within a special educational setting as well as training in First Aid, CRB and Moving and Handling would be advantageous. The ability to work under pressure, while meeting the ever-changing needs of the school environment, is essential. You will need to be proactive and work on your own initiative whilst being part of a wider team. 

Working hours are Monday – Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 8.30- 4.00pm with 30 minutes for lunch. This contract is offered as a fixed term contract for 2 terms with the option of permanent for the right candidate. 

This authority and the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an ENHANCED criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

For further details and an application form please, either download from our website or contact the school office on 0115 989 2744. 

Return completed application forms by email to or post to the above school address.

Closing date for applications is Monday 2 March 2020 at 9.00am and interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

• All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All posts in schools, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

• The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within County and Controlled Schools and in Colleges.
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