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Solent Academies Trust

Personal Development Assistant


Solent Academies Trust are seeking to appoint proactive, resilient, and creative Personal Development Assistants to join our pastoral team at our Littlegreen Academy, a SEMH school for boys aged 7 – 16 years, near Chichester. 

Littlegreen Academy became a member of The Solent Academies Trust on 1st January 2019.  We are an outstanding special school’s trust and learning community which includes Mary Rose Academy, Cliffdale Primary Academy and Redwood Park Academy as well as the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance.  The Trust has a successful track record of developing and supporting staff to make sure you gain the skills and experience to enable our pupils to achieve great things.

Personal attributes

At Littlegreen Academy the welfare of our pupils is paramount to them succeeding!

We are looking for individuals who have knowledge of adverse childhood experiences and the effect this can have on them.  You must be able to recognise the importance of removing barriers, working with pupils individually, outside of the classroom and providing supportive interventions in a calm, respectful and caring manner. You will be emotionally resilient, flexible, innovative, forward thinking and a team player with a good sense of humour.

You will want to build excellent relationships with our pupils, while being compassionate to their needs, with a desire understand them wholly.

Salary & Benefits

We will provide you with superb resources, excellent staff induction, training and a commitment to continuing professional development within a happy and supportive community.  We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds including our own woodland area, where we spend quite a lot of our time learning!

 This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Academy Trust!

 The posts are for Band 5 for 35 hours per week term time only

 Annual FTE salary £20,159 – £21,841.  Term time only salary £16,465 - £17,839.


Littlegreen Academy
West Sussex
PO18 9NW

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

For more details please visit our website http://solent-trust.net

 Please complete a Solent Academies Trust application form accompanied by a letter of application. In your letter, please describe the contribution you feel you can make to our school.

For any questions or to submit your letter of application and application form please email our HR team recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info

Please note we will only accept applications completed on our Solent Academies Trust form.

Closing date: Friday 31st December 2021

Interviews will be held as and when successful candidates apply.

Equal opportunities

Solent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).