Benfield School, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NU

Support Assistant (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

£19,312 - £20,493 per annum (pro rata) (Actual £15,619 - £16,574 per annum)

Newcastle East Mixed Multi Academy Trust

Benfield School

Benfield Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 265 6091.

35 hours over 5 days, term time only based on 38 weeks worked with 5 training days as directed by the school.

Fixed term to commence as soon as possible until 31st August 2021, pending department restructure.

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. 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.

To Apply

An application pack can be found on the school website or the council website or email

A completed application form and criminal record declaration form must be submitted by 9.00am on Friday 16th April 2021 by email to

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

Interviews: Friday 23rd April 2021

Fixed Term

Closing date:

16 April 2021

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