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Benfield School, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5NU.

2x Support Assistants (ARP) - Communication Difficulties (ASD)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time - term time plus specified days

N4: £18,795 - £19,945 per annum, pro rata. Please see advert text for actual salary.

This school has Academy status and is part of the NEAT Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Newcastle East mixed multi Academy Trust

Benfield School

Benfield Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 265 6091.

35 hours per week over 5 days

Term time only, based on 38 weeks worked

Plus 5 training days as directed by the school.

Vacancy 1:

Fixed Term - from as soon as possible to 31 August 2020

Grade N4 - £18,795 - £19,945 per annum, pro rata

(Actual salary: £15,133 - £16,059 per annum).

Vacancy 2:

Maternity Cover - from as soon as possible to 22 May 2020

Grade N4 - £18,795 - £19,945 per annum, pro rata

(Actual salary: £15,133 - £16,059 per annum).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding individual to join our Additional Resourced Provision for Communication Difficulties (ASD). We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to join our professional and highly skilled team in Cherrywood, our specialist provision for young people with social communication / ASD difficulties. Providing classroom support duties through individual and small group work in close collaboration with other school staff and professionals and to undertake other additional responsibilities.

The position would suit a current SEN or Communication Difficulties practitioner who has experience of working in a specialist provision or team.

NEAT is highly committed to the professional development of its staff and identifying talent for the future. We also provide access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement and have an accrued time policy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. You will need to have an enhanced criminal records check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

A completed application form and safer recruitment form can be found on

They must be submitted by 9.00am on Tuesday 7 January 2020 by email to

Please indicate which post you are applying for; also indicate if you wish to be considered for both posts.

Interviews: Friday 10 January 2020.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

10 January 2020

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