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Current Vacancies

Orchard Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. 

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



Applications for combined roles (1FTE) or individual SEND-Co (on 0.5 FTE) will be considered

START DATE: Easter 2022 or sooner if possible


We are looking to appoint an outstanding individual to our dedicated and supportive team. The successful applicant will be someone who embraces the whole curriculum, wants the very best for every child, both academically and pastorally and wants to learn from others. They must be enthusiastic, flexible and dedicated. The school is committed to providing excellent support for students with SEND and if you aspire to deliver the best education you can, believe all that all children should receive excellent learning opportunities and endeavour to see all children achieve their best, then you might be the SENDCO Orchard Junior School is seeking!

The successful candidate will take overall responsibility for the quality and standards of additional provision and support for pupils with Special Educational Needs. They will be part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team. Orchard Junior School is highly regarded in the community and has an excellent reputation. Set in large spacious grounds, we are a school that believes deeply in developing the whole child and working together to make every day a success for each of our fantastic children. We want every child to feel and believe they matter. We are a forward-thinking, aspirational school and are well on our way to becoming outstanding in all we do. We have a clear vision and plan for the development of our school which includes major building work to improve our building as well as a grounds development plan to give our pupils and staff a richer, more stimulating learning environment.

The school has an excellent track record of nurturing and developing teachers. We are passionate about providing opportunities for teachers to learn from each other and develop their skills. We accommodate SCITT students in school and others on trainee teaching programmes.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate they are:

  • passionate about SEND and hold the SENDCO accreditation

  • able to effectively lead a team of learning support assistants and manage the provision for pupils with additional needs.

  • willing to engage in a personalised programme of continuing professional development,

  • able to work well as part of a team.

  • motivate and challenge children by creating stimulating, vibrant and purposeful lessons and environment.

  • have high levels of person and professional integrity and pastoral care.

  • have high expectations of children’s progress and attainment, as well as being highly organised and resourceful.

  • work effectively as part of a team to support each child’s learning, working with the wider staff team, parents and other agencies.


We can offer you:

  • A highly experienced and very friendly team who will support you greatly in your new role.

  • Very well behaved and motivated children.

  • Varied opportunities for training and development both in-house and external that meet both the needs of you as an individual and the school.

  • Highly supportive parents, Governing Body and PTFA.

  • A ‘good’ school underpinned by high quality relationships.

  • Staff who care about each other and grow together.


We actively encourage visits to look around our school and to meet staff and children.

To apply please obtain an application pack from the school website and return your completed forms to Angela Symes – School Business Manager, by 12 noon on Friday 3rd December 2021.

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to support a 1:1 pupil


The position is fixed term initially until July 2022 however this may be extended or become permanent.


START DATE: 1st January 2022
8:30 – 1.15 Mon to Fri 

(23.75 hours per week)


Orchard Junior School have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant. This is a two term, fixed term contract however depending on the experience and suitability of the candidate it could be permanent.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, experienced and caring person to join our friendly team of staff.

The role will mainly involve supporting an individual child, who has additional needs in their learning, under the direction of the class teacher, as well as providing general classroom assistance as well.


You must:

• Have empathy with pupils and be sympathetic to their needs
• Have excellent literacy/numeracy skills
• Have well developed interpersonal skills and sense of humour enabling effective relationships with a variety of different people
• Be a team worker
• Be able to use ICT effectively to support learning
• Demonstrate good communication skills and be able to clarify and explain instructions clearly
• Be professionally discrete and able to respect confidentiality on particular issues


In terms of qualifications and experience, you will ideally:


• Have a working knowledge of the national curriculum, particularly literacy and numeracy requirements, and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
• Be trained at least to NVQ3 standard in Childcare
• Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a teaching/learning/child support working environment

The Learning Support Team at Orchard is highly skilled, dedicated and lots of fun so the successful candidate will have plenty of support in a happy environment.

Application forms available: via the school website – please return to Angela Symes, School Business Manager,

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 3rd December 2021
Interview date: w/c 6th December 2021

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