Fairfields School Trinity Avenue Northampton NN2 6JN Tel: 01604 714777 Contact Us


Class Teacher: 1 year fixed contract to cover maternity leave

Are you ready for an adventure because Fairfields School has a great opportunity which could be perfect for you. Fairfields School is a community day special school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years.  The school meets the needs of pupils who have severe or profound learning difficulties, with additional difficulties that may include physical difficulties, speech and language delay, sensory impairment and under developed social skills. Pupils may also have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. All pupils at Fairfields try their best to achieve throughout the school day, every day! The children are happy and have a real love for learning.

Fairfields is a well established school with a great staff team who have worked energetically to design and implement a bespoke curriculum and assessment framework. All staff believe that children learn best when teaching is purposeful, meaningful and memorable. Staff work hard to provide an engaging environment with irresistible invitations to learn.

Fairfields are seeking to appoint a great practitioner who has:

  • Successful experience of teaching children with a range of learning needs
  • The highest of standards and expectations for all children
  • A passion for a creative and personalised approach to learning
  • A commitment to working as part of a team to secure the best outcomes for children

In response, Fairfields can offer successful candidates:

  • A centre of excellence, judged to be “Outstanding”
  • Safe and happy learners making outstanding progress
  • A culture of partnership working
  • An inclusive environment
  • A motivated, talented and caring staff team
  • A continually developing learning environment that promotes optimum learning

Fairfields school is committed to safeguarding  the welfare of pupils and ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers; irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, belief, sex or sexual orientation and expects staff to share that commitment. The post is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS & health clearance.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

Application deadline: Monday 13th May

Interview: Wednesday 22nd May

Start date: September 2019


Please note this is a one year fixed contract to cover maternity leave

Learning Support Assistant Level 1 or Level 2

Fairfields is a primary special school catering for children between the ages of 3 and 11 with severe or profound learning, communication and physical difficulties. We also cater for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Some children may have multi-sensory impairment and complex medical difficulties. Our classrooms are designed to help support our pupils’ development and equipped to promote independence, curiosity and active learning. Staff pay great attention to reducing pupils’ barriers to learning; liaising with multi-agency professionals to secure outstanding provision. The number of pupils per class is low with a high adult-pupil ratio. Each class has one teacher and 3-4 learning assistants depending on the age, ability and special needs of the class. 

We are looking for Level 1 or Level 2 teaching assistants, dependent on experience to join our dedicated and supportive team. All successful applicants will need to be committed to the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential. At Fairfields, we believe that all children can achieve. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team. They will need excellent communication skills, good English, Maths and ICT skills. Fairfields School is committed to providing  safe environment in which children can learn and develop. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as well as the usual pre-employment checks.

Salary (dependent on experience): £16863-£17972 FTE

Hours per week: 32.5 (39 weeks per year)

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to school or email officestaff@fairfields.northants.sch.uk. For further information regarding this post please call 01604 714777.