Staff Vacancies

Learning Support Assistant

Contract Term: Fixed term

Hours: 18hrs per week

Start Date: ASAP or second half of spring term

Location: 1 Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BU


Are you a confident and inspirational learning support assistant? Would you like to be part of a school that values innovation and whole child education?


The New Forest Small School is an alternative, independent school for children aged 3 to 16, situated in the heart of the New Forest in an idyllic, relaxed, human scale educational environment. With a focus on staff wellbeing and opportunities for professional development, the NFSS leads with kindness and respect and thrives on good humour and teamwork.

The school term runs for 35 weeks a year.

The ideal person will:

  • Be fully supportive of the school’s principles and ethos

  • Have a holistic approach to whole child education

  • Have experience supporting children with Special Educational Needs

  • Provide high-quality learning scaffolds that encourages and supports students with Special Educational Needs

  • Have a passion for learning beyond the classroom, with ambition to fire curiosity, exploration and discovery

  • Be proactive in thinking outside the box to provide the very best learning opportunities and outcomes for your child

  • Be flexible and adaptable

  • Have passion to affect positive change within the school and the community

  • Be aware of mental health and wellbeing needs

  • Communicate effectively with parents to represent the school positively

  • Understand the processes of ensuring safeguarding at school


Safeguarding Statement:

The New Forest Small School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Equality and protected characteristics:

We welcome applications from all suitable applicants including under represented groups (ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion).


For more information or to apply please contact the headteacher, Maz Wilberforce, on (02380) 284415 or via email.

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