Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1US

Support Assistant level 2 (Working 1:1)

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 - term time plus specified days

£20,812 - £21,189 per annum pro rata, actual £15,539 - £15,820 per annum

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663

*This post attracts a Living Wage supplement. In addition to the hourly rate, this post will receive the Living Wage supplement to bring the hourly rate up to a minimum of £10.90 an hour.*

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a Support Assistant Level 2.

This is an opportunity to support children 1:1 in the classroom. The ideal candidate will be someone with experience working in a similar role, especially children who are neurodiverse (e.g. autism, ADHD) and/or children who have experienced trauma. Bespoke CPD can be put into place to support the successful candidate with any relevant gaps. Experience of de-escalation strategies and positive handling would be a benefit.

We are a welcoming Church of England school with a dynamic, passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. Parents are highly supportive of the school.

This role will be an opportunity to play a full part in the continued development of our vision for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who flourish through our ambitious and creative curriculum.

The postholder will be expected to be flexible and work additional hours to meet the needs of the school where required.

We are looking for an ambitious and meticulous team member who will go the extra mile for the benefit of the school community. The successful candidate will set high standards for themselves, the school and our children. S/he will have a positive outlook, be resilient under pressure, and will be excited at the prospect of working as part of a small team where everyone “mucks in”.

The successful candidates will:

• have experience of supporting learning in schools

• have a passion for working with children with additional needs, with good knowledge of best practice

• have experience of 1:1 support

• work positively with parents and families and be willing to participate in all aspects of school life, especially with the families of relevant children

• have high expectations of children's achievements and behaviour

• be flexible and work collaboratively and successfully as team members

• support the vision and Christian ethos of the school

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically to Mrs Massey, Head Teacher, via email (FAO CVs will not be accepted.

Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this firm commitment. As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken alongside other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We look forward to receiving your applications.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th February 2023 at noon. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to undertake a range of tasks and a formal interview later that week.


Closing date:

27 February 2023

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