Sir Charles Parsons School, Westbourne Avenue, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4ED

Support Staff (various positions)

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This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

Sir Charles Parsons School

Westbourne Avenue


Newcastle upon Tyne


N3 salary £18,562 - £18,933 p.a.

Actual salary £9,551 - £9,742 p.a. (based on 22.5 hrs a week plus 3 training days)

N4 Salary £19,312 - £20,493 p.a.

Actual salary £15,654 - £16,611 p.a.

N5 salary £22,627 - £24,491 p.a.

Actual salary £18,341 - £19,851 p.a.

Sir Charles Parsons School is a successful secondary school (11 - 19) catering for students who experience significant and profound learning difficulties and who may also have associated medical and health needs. This includes students whose behaviour may at times challenge those supporting them.

The school has consistently been judged by Ofsted to be an ‘outstanding school’ with the most recent inspection taking place in January 2019.

The school has undergone a significant expansion in the past few years and is seeking to appoint a number of support staff to join the recently expanded staff team.

Candidates should be:

• enthusiastic and keen to support and develop new initiatives;

• able to work effectively as a members of a team with educational and other professionals, both from within and outside the school;

• committed to improving the provision offered to our students through rigorous professional self review and development; and;

• resilient and able to focus on finding solutions to the issues and problems experienced in any school.

Successful applicants will join a school:

• with a friendly, supportive team ethos;

• that provides excellent professional development opportunities;

• which is dynamic, forward looking and constantly challenging itself to further improve the quality of its provision.

All necessary training to enable the successful candidates to fulfil the responsibilities of their posts will be provided.

Support assistant - special needs support the educational and welfare needs of students across the school. The post is graded at N5 with a pro-rata annual salary.

Student health care assistants support the education, health and welfare needs of students across the school on a 1:1 basis. The school is particularly interested in appointing staff to this post who have previous experience of working with young people who have complex health needs. The post is graded at N4 with a pro-rata annual salary.

The above 2 posts are offered on the following basis: 36 hours per week, term time plus 5 training days.

Candidates should note the working hours for these posts include working until 4.40 p.m. every Monday and until 5.10 p.m. on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Midday supervisory assistant - special needs provide personal care and support to students with feeding plans throughout the school day. The post is graded at N3 with a pro-rata annual salary. Working hours will be negotiable, but will usually involve working over lunchtime.

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

Job descriptions, person spec and application forms are downloadable from the school’s website at or available from and returnable to Mrs. Sharon Palmer, School Business Manager at or telephone number 0191 2952280.

Closing Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Interviews will be week commencing 22 November 2021

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Closing date:

11 November 2021

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