Individual Needs Assistant (Early Years)

Teaching Assistants
Large community primary school
Brighton, Sussex

Sussex Teachers are recruiting for an individual needs assistant (INA) to work at large primary school in Brighton. This is a full-time, long-term role to begin immediately, working with 2 children with SEN in a reception class.

You will be working in a large local authority primary school in Hollingbury area of Brighton. Working in a friendly, welcoming and inclusive school you will contribute by ensuring every pupil can develop to their full potential. The school is proud to provide a positive learning environment and classrooms are happy and productive places. The school is currently rated as “Good” by Ofsted with inspectors praising the leadership, the high quality of pastoral care and their excellent specialist speech and language centre. Located close to local bus routes and only a 30-minute bus ride from the centre of Brighton, the journey is easily travelled via public transport.

You will be working with 2 children in Early Years Foundation Stage with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The students can have trouble with communication and interaction with their peers. It will be your responsibility to gently reintegrate them into the classroom, encouraging them to be a part of the group learning experience. We are looking for someone with experience supporting learners with SEN, whether as Class Teaching Assistant or an Individual Needs Assistant. Experience with Autism/ASD is desired but is not essential. You must have a minimum of 3 months recent experience working in schools and be able to evidence this through Good references. You must be available for full time work and be available to work from 8.30 until 3.30 during term times.

You will be paid a competitive hourly rate and once registered with Sussex Teachers will have exclusive access to TA and INA roles at our partnership schools. We work closely with schools across Sussex to find education staff for both temporary and part time roles and will work on your behalf to find roles that suit you and your career. When this assignment is completed you will benefit from working with a specialist education consultant who can assist you in finding future roles.

If you would like to hear more information about this position, please call us on 01273 626800. If this this role isn’t quite right for you but you would like a confidential conversation about supply TA or Teaching roles, please get in touch over the phone or by email at We look forward to hearing from you.


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