Isle of Wight Council

Nine Acres Community Primary School

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Special Educational Needs Assistant (Ref: 2023_213)

Nine Acres Community Primary School, South View, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1QP

HAYE Scale 3, £21,190 to £21,445 FTE, (Actual salary; £15,418 to £15,604 per annum)

Contact: Miss Buckett (Office Manager) or 01983 522984. Email:

Vacancy Reference: 2023_213

Closing Date: 22/03/2023

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Hours: 31.25 per week, term time only

Fixed Term 17/04/23 – 21/07/23

Nine Acres is a ‘GOOD’ School with an ‘OUTSTANDING’ Early Years Provision.

Nine Acres Primary School is looking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated, and creative Special Educational Needs Assistant to work with an individual pupil with significant educational needs, on a 1:1 basis within an identified provision.

Successful candidates will:

Be committed to inclusive practice and dedicated to providing the highest level of support

Be able to work on a 1:1 basis, as well as part of a team

Be highly motivated, flexible and committed and able to work on own initiative

Visits to the school are encouraged and most welcome; tours available with Mrs Dyer, Headteacher. Please email the address below to arrange a suitable time.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

For further information please contact Miss Buckett (Office Manager), or visit our School’s website to download an application pack. : 01983 522984. Email: 

PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be. 

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce, and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council. 

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing Date: 22nd March 2023

Interview Date: 28th March 2023