Admin Assistant

£9.99/hr (Grade 3 point 4) subject to pay award 

37 hours per week term time only

Required as soon as possible.

We are looking for a calm, friendly, team playing Administrator who would like to be part of our school’s vision to provide the very best for our children and their families. 

You will have:

  • transferrable professional qualifications with significant experience of supporting in a school environment

  • excellent computer skills (including proficiency with the Microsoft Office package), strong organisational and prioritisation skills

  • a flexible and proactive approach, being able to use initiative as required.

  • excellent communication skills and a high level of confidentiality

  • Strong organisational skills.

Working in a school can be, at times, fast paced and challenging. This means you will need to be flexible and have the necessary skills to respond efficiently and effectively to changing and sometimes unexpected work demands.

So if you are prepared for the challenges that working in a school office presents and have a friendly, approachable personality, please contact Naimi White on naimiwhite@forestacademy.co.uk for an informal chat and an application pack.

Interview date: w/c 7th November 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.


Teaching Assistant

Salary: Grade 3 Point 4 £9.99 per hour - subject to pay award

25 Hours, 39 weeks per year 

Job type: Permanent

Required for January start. We are looking for a skilled teaching assistant, with a caring nature to join our team. This role may include some hours working on a 1:1 basis with children with special educational needs.

  • Work closely with the class teacher.

  • Be able to provide evidence of how individual targets are met to ensure progress.

  • Liaise with teaching staff to plan and deliver classroom support.

  • Assist in developing each child’s self-esteem and personal and social skills.

  • Deliver interventions, as appropriate, to support the needs of the children in the cohort.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working as a teaching assistant.

  • Has at least an NVQ3/diploma or equivalent in the field of child development or working with children.

  • Is flexible and can use their own initiative, understanding a range of duties.

  • Can work independently and as part of a team.

  • Is resilient, hardworking and self-motivated.

  • Has a good sense of humour.

  • Can adapt to suit the needs of individual learners.

  • Has the ability to manage change well, and support children in a variety of situations.

Visits to the school are recommended.  For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact April Grimes (Headteacher) on 01842 810309.

Application form and further details are available from the Office at school.

More information about our school can be found on our website www.forest.suffolk.sch.uk

Closing date:11th November 2022

Interviews w/c:  14th November 2022


 SEMH and SEND Support Worker

Job Title: SEMH and SEND Support Worker

Salary: Grade 4 point 12 £12.42/hour

Approx. 22 hrs per week

Job type: Permanent

We are looking for someone to:

  •      To assess the individual needs of children with the class teachers and SENCo
  •      To work with teachers to plan and deliver an individualised, nurturing, strategic program of            support for identified children
  •      To support children with SEMH/SEND to be part of our inclusive school community
  •      To deliver a range of therapeutic sessions and academic lessons to prepare children to be fully      reintegrated into class and to continue learning
  •      To follow and support the development of policies and procedures relating to building positive relationships and behaviour for life
  •      To work with all staff to uphold the school’s expectations of ‘Be kind, be safe and be responsible’ thus creating a safe, calm place to play and learn.
  •      Provide support and guidance to ensure that staff have the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide a consistent approach


  We are looking for someone who:

  •  Display a positive, calm and ‘can do’ attitude with a firm, flexible, resilient and adaptable approach to the role with Inclusion at its heart.
  •       Experience of working as a support worker/HLTA in a mainstream school, PRU or Specialist Provision with the ability to support behaviour and  learning across the Primary Phase
  •       Min A* - C grade in GCSE English & Maths or equivalent
  •       Experience of working with children SEMH/SEND with a good knowledge of positive relationship building and behavioural management techniques and strategies
  •          Experience of using assessment to inform provision e.g. Thrive  or Boxall Profiling with a sound understanding of trauma informed practice


Visits to the school are recommended.  For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact April Grimes (Headteacher) on 01842 810309.


Closing date 04/11/2022

Interviews w/c 07/11/2022





Support Staff Application Pack
Teacher Application Pack
Safeguarding Information for applicants