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1:1 Specialist Care Assistant

Published on 10th May 2022

Closing Date

Noon - 17th May 2022

Interview Date

26th May 2022

Salary Information

F3-1 £21,950 – F3-4 £24,148 (pro rata)

Fernwood is an 11-16 School enjoying an excellent reputation for high standards of achievement and behaviour.   We offer a school with:

  • An ethos of ‘High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All’
  • A teaching profession that is dedicated, innovative and talented
  • A teaching profession that is treated with respect and afforded autonomy in the classroom
  • A wonderful group of students who behave well and have high aspirations
  • A strong Progress 8 score
  • Staff and Governors that are professional and enjoy working together for the benefit of the young people we serve
  • An Ofsted outstanding judgement
  • Leading Edge Status

The Governors and staff are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination who are able to challenge and inspire students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Level 1 Learning Support Assistant

This is a full time (term time only) permanent post, predominantly supporting a Year 7 student with complex needs including physical impairments that require 1:1 support throughout the school day, including assistance with eating, toileting and catheterisation twice a day. The student uses a wheelchair for the majority of the time but is able to walk short distances with a walking aid and sticks.

The role will involve 1:1 provision in the Learning Support area and within mainstream lessons where appropriate.

Experience and existing qualifications in supporting students with complex physical needs including toileting would be desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided prior to the post commencing, and will include courses in moving and handling, specialist equipment training, toileting and intimate care.

This post is an excellent opportunity to be part of an inclusive plan for this child, to train in these areas of support for children with a physical impairment and to be able to work in an outstanding, inclusive mainstream secondary school.

The post will start in September, but transition meetings and visits will be held in June / July 2022, which would be of great benefit to the successful candidate, and would be remunerated.

Applicants must have English and maths GCSE at grade C or equivalent.

We strongly advise potential candidates to have a look around the school and talk about the post prior to application. Please contact Mr A Grant (SENCO)


How to Apply

Please complete the application form together with a letter of application (no more than two sides of A4, font size 11) outlining what your skills and experience will bring to Fernwood, and how you will be able to fulfil the job description. Please address the letter to Mr P Burke (Head Teacher).

Please return your completed application form and supporting letter to Mrs C Smith (HR Manager & PA to Head Teacher) by post or by email to

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) Check.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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