Job Opportunities

Would you like to join our team? Our staff are the best advert for attracting our future workforce!

Newfield School is developing itself as a model employer and a true centre of excellence to offer integrated services to meet the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We believe we can do this by unlocking the potential in our staff.

Please see details below regarding our current job opportunities:

Education Health Care Assistants

**Education Health Care Assistants

Permanent Positions available 11.5 & 32.5 hours

£18,562 to £19,312 pro rata salary range £9.62 to £10.01 per hour **

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 – 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

We have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2016) and you can see our full report in the key information section of our website.

We are looking to appoint a number of enthusiastic and committed Education Health Care Assistants to join our busy, demanding and rewarding school.

Under the direction of teachers and senior staff, you will provide support to individuals and groups of children to access outcomes as outlined in each individual’s Education Health Care Plan.

You will support pupils education, health, medical, physical and general care needs following agreed plans, promote effective communication for all pupils using a range of agreed strategies e.g.: Makaton, PECS, communication aides etc. and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Whilst we particularly welcome applicants with experience of working with children and young people, it is more important that you have a child centred approach in working with our very special children as a full programme of training and development will be provided.  

Please see details of working pattern below to be worked 39 weeks per year during term time including 5 annual professional development full days:

Hours per Week - 11.5 hours

Working Pattern - 11:30am to 1:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 11:30am to 3pm on Wednesdays

Actual salary range based on working part time during term time - £5182 - £5392

However please note that these are the minimum contractual hours and there may be an opportunity for additional hours for those who want to work them

Hours per Week - 32.5 hours

Working Pattern - Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day

Actual Salary range based on working part time during term time - £14052 - £14622

You will also be required to work until 5 pm on six occasions per year in order to undertake training and meet with your class team – these dates will be planned in advance and you will have plenty of notice.

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Completed application forms are returnable by email to

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 12 noon

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

  • Salary / Level: Grade C (SCP 3-5)
  • Call: 01254 588600 For further information or to apply.


We look forward to working with you.

Newfield School
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01254 588 600

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Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rik Robinson, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

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Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
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Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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