Education Healthcare Assistant

Salary - Full Time: £27,803 - £30,296. Actual Salary: £20,979 - £22,860

Start Date – September 2024

Contract: Fixed Term (It is anticipated that this contract will last for two years until August 2026)

Term Time Only (39 weeks). Part-time: 32.5 hours 8.30 – 3.30 daily (30-min lunch break)

Closing Date – 20 May 2024  Interview Date – 6 June 2024

Are you passionate about every child’s learning and believe in enabling an inclusive environment for the benefit of all children?  In joining our friendly and supportive team at Court Lane Academies, part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, you will work to provide support to an individual pupil with complex medical, learning, communication and emotional needs, to enable them to achieve to the best of their ability.

At Court Lane Junior, we know the success of our children is due to the commitment of our staff and believe in providing staff with opportunities for development. This role requires the successful completion of a paid Health induction training programme and ongoing guidance to ensure competency in managing the health needs of a child, e.g. tracheotomy and tube feeding.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of supporting children with complex medical needs.
  • Have a working knowledge of medical procedures in supporting individuals with complex needs and be willing to complete medical training, including theory and up to at least 4 weeks of practical training.
  • Be an enthusiastic and dynamic individual, preferably with experience of working with children with additional medical needs. 
  • Ideally, have experience of using Makaton and communication systems.
  • Have evidence of establishing and maintaining positive relationships when supporting an individual or groups in different settings that encourages pupils to progress.
  • Have a flexible, reliable and enthusiastic approach.
  • Be committed to developing effective working relationships with children, parents, staff and other professionals, to enable the very best support for children’s learning and development, whilst promoting excellent behaviour and high standards.

Working with the University of Chichester Academy Trust, Court Lane Academies are large, well-established schools with strong community links, a friendly, purposeful atmosphere, and well-motivated children.  We are committed to the continual development of all our staff.

To find out if this is the role for you, please telephone 023 92 375444 or email Mrs E Carter on

Completed application forms should be sent to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.