Individual Needs Assistant (1:1 TA) and MDSA

Balfour Primary School requires an enthusiastic, committed and qualified Individual Needs Assistant (INA) 1:1. The successful candidate will be expected to have knowledge and experience supporting children with ASC, attachment and communication needs. They will need to be calm, patient and able to follow structure and boundaries in order to support children in accessing the curriculum and learning environment.  In addition, the successful candidate will provide support at lunchtime.

Balfour Primary School is a thriving and vibrant school at the heart of the Surrenden Campus serving the Preston Park, Fiveways and Hollingbury communities.  Our school is a four form-entry primary school with over 700 pupils on roll. We are very proud of:

  • the engagement and motivation of our pupils
  • our inquiry based and thought provoking curriculum
  • our friendly staff and governor teams
  • the sense of community that exists with our families 

Term:  This is a temporary position tied to the needs of a specific child in Year 3 (19/20)

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:45 – 1:45, term time only.  This is comprised of INA duties from 8:45 – 12:00, lunchtime duties from 12:00-1.15, then INA duties from 1:15 – 1:45 


INA is NJC scale 3, points 5-6  (£18,795 – £19,171 pro rata) . 
MDSA is NJC scale 1/2, points 1-4 (£17,364 - £18,426 pro rata)
Actual combined salary: £10,312

To apply:  Please visit our website for further information and to download an application form.  Please email your completed application form to  (CVs will not be accepted.)  Please ensure that you write your application using the headings of the Person Specification.

Closing date:  9am, 12th September 

Interview date:  TBC 

Balfour Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.