Children Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Support Assistant

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



Full time

£23,032 - £24,920 per annum, pro rata, term time only, actual salary £19,746 - £21,373

Required from October 2022, a Learning Support Assistant, working term time only 39 weeks of the year, to provide educational support for children and young people with visual impairment.

The successful candidate would be primarily based within our Visually Impairment Additionally Resourced Provision (VIARP) at Regents Farm First School. The VIARP is a well-established and successful provision and is an integral part of the school.

We are looking for applicants who meet the higher-level teaching assistant standards or hold an equivalent qualification.

You will be an enthusiastic, well motivated and adaptable individual with good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

This interesting post offers the successful applicant a rewarding opportunity to develop their specialist skills within a successful citywide team.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details of this role. Applicants must evidence within their applications that they meet the person specification.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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.

Interviews: Monday 3rd October 2022

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

For further information or an informal conversation please contact Katie Fuller Lead Specialist Teacher VI


Tel: 07814071974


Closing date:

25 September 2022

Apply and view further information