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Canning Street Primary School

Canning StreetPrimary School

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Current Vacancies

Canning Street Primary School is a fantastic place to work. The team of staff here are supportive, dedicated and experienced and we are very lucky to have them. Our school serves such a diverse community and our enthusiastic children are always keen to learn! We work hard here to not only meet the needs of all children but also develop our team to be the best teachers and leaders they can be.  

Louise Cook, Assistant Headteacher


Support Assistant Special Needs, N5

32.5 hours per week, Term Time only
Fixed term to 31st August 2024 with a view to becoming permanent 

Required by 1st September 2023 or sooner if possible.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated support assistant to work in our well established and successful Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision named ‘The Nest’. The Nest is a bespoke, purposely designed educational provision within our mainstream school and is designed to meet the needs of learners with a high level of SEND.

We are looking for a support assistant who:
> Has experience of working in the Early Years Foundation Stage and/or Key Stage One.
> Has experience of working with children with a range of SEND.
> Has some experience of delivering SEND interventions such as Box Time, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. (Not essential).
> Has some experience of liaising with SEND professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. (Not essential).
> Is able to work closely with the Nest Leader and the SENDCO to ensure the highest quality of teaching and learning is being provided to the pupils.
> Has experience of working as an effective member of a team.
> Has a working knowledge of good practice related to SEND and a willingness to keep this knowledge up to date with regular CPD
> Has high aspirations for all children and is committed to enabling them to achieve their full potential.

We can offer you:
> Delightful, well-behaved children who thrive on challenge.
> A truly multicultural school which celebrates diversity
> A pleasant, modern work environment.
> Fantastic, supportive colleagues who take pride in sharing excellent practice across school.
> Opportunities for high quality CPD.
> A management team who prioritise highly staff wellbeing and work/life balance.

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience we need, we would love to hear from you!

Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed, please contact the main office on 0191 273 5465 to arrange a suitable date and time.

Closing date: 14th June 2023
Interview process: Week commencing 19th June 2023

Please return all completed applications by email to: recruitment@canning.newcastle.sch.uk, by post with sufficient postage paid, or deliver in person to the School Office.

Please click here for more information and application form