Woodlands School


Special Support Assistant Level 2

Special Support Assistant Level 2

NJC Grade D Point 7-11 (£12.59 - £13.47 per hour)

28.92 hours per week (term time only)

Hours of work are:

Monday 08:50 – 15:00

Tuesday 08:50 – 15:00

Wednesday 08:50 – 15:00

Thursday 08:50 – 16:00

Friday 08:50 – 15:00

Term Time Plus 5 INSET

Are you someone with a passion for working with young people? Would you like a role where you can gain valuable experience in education, setting you up for a dynamic and vibrant career? 

We are excited to announce an opportunity to join our school as a Special Support Assistant.  This role offers a fantastic chance to join a wonderful school whose main priority is our students and their individual learning journeys.

We take pride in our students Their learning is our priority and is central to our vision, our purpose and our actions.  We recognise the special talents and skills that they bring to our community, and with great knowledge and expertise, we work to ensure they achieve all that they can. 

We are a special school providing high quality education for students with a wide range of complex needs ; many of whom require a high level of personal care. Our pupils are aged from 2-19.

You will work as part of a class team to ensure the best outcomes for our students. You will work closely with students of different abilities, both individually and in groups, enabling a varied and interesting workload that will contribute greatly to your personal development.  This is a great role for someone looking to take their first step in a career in education.

This position offers a great variety of work, and will give you the chance to work with a multitude of different educational needs. You will be supporting students with complex and challenging difficulties, helping them to overcome both educational and personal barriers. You will work closely with teachers in creating unique and creative approaches to learning for students, in order to increase engagement and achievement for all students.

This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a unique learning environment with a friendly and skilled team of staff, who work hard to secure achievement for all of their pupils.

Woodlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and references.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our school, we can offer you:

  • A school with relationships at its core
  • A warm and welcoming school with pupils who enjoy learning
  • An inclusive school which strives to meet the needs of all our children and young people
  • A team of dedicated and committed staff, led by a dynamic Headteacher and Governors who are willing to learn and develop with you
  • An excellent opportunity for you to make a difference at our school

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here:


If you would like more information about the role please contact Sarah Peachey on 01253 316722 or email Sarah.Peachey@woodlands.blackpool.sch.uk