If you wish to apply for a post please complete the relevant application form, teaching or non-teaching, which is available via the links below.  Please note we do not accept CVs only. Information for candidates on how to apply and a fact sheet entitled "Why You Might Want to Join Us" are also both available as downloads below.

Alternatively, please call the school on 01903 871214 to request an application pack.

Below is a list of our current vacancies; please click the links to see the advertisements and job details:


NJC GRADE 4, points 5-6

£23,500 - £23,893 (£16,415 - £16,690 30 hours per week pro rata)

30 hours per week - Term Time Only plus INSET Days

Working hours: 08:20 – 15:20 (there is flexibility on start/ finish times – phone to discuss)

Additional hours may be possible after school or during lunch break.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and dedicated Learning Support Assistant who will support the teachers and the range of needs of EYFS and Key Stage 1 class. The successful postholder may also have the opportunity of supporting, KS2, KS3 and KS4 across the Trust. Secondments from within the Trust and WSCC will be considered.

The post is based in our small rural village school in Clapham and Patching, which is in the heart of the South Downs. We pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos, as we aim to provide the best possible education for all our children. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a dedicated and professional team supporting children at this small, friendly village school.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to work with well-motivated students and supportive parents
  • Comprehensive induction and professional development programme
  • Free well-being and medical support cover
  • The opportunity to be part of the South Downs Education Trust MAT
  • Free use of our new fitness suite at Worthing High School

A current First Aid qualification would be an advantage. We would like the successful candidates to fulfil a paid lunch time duty of 30 minutes each day (this is negotiable). The school has a commitment to safeguarding children and all staff posts are subject to satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

Details of this role, including a job description, information on why you may wish to join us, how to apply and an application form can be downloaded from the school website at or from the links in this advert.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15th July 2024 by 9am. An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Interviews will take place Thursday 18th July 2024

For further enquires or to arrange a visit please contact Sarah Huskinson on 01903 871 214.

Completed applications should be sent to Mr Panayiotou, CEO c/o Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School via email: or alternatively, posted to Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School.


We prefer to hire people directly but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We will be in touch if we need you.

Please note, because of the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application, you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred list check.  This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.  Clearance will be obtained before employment commences. As part of KCSIE guidelines we will also carry out Social Media screening for shortlisted candidates (permission will be requested prior to checks being completed).

South Downs Education Trust (SDET) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • Worthing High School & Clapham and Patching C of E Primary school are part of SDET, which is an academy trust and a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 8276210. The Registered Office is at: South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7AR
  • We recognise continuous service from academy/non-academy schools


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All our school vacancies are also advertised on the West Sussex County Council School Jobs noticeboard. To go to their School Jobs page click here.