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Forest Park School is a very special place which provides for children aged 2-19 with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. The school is based on two sites, one mile apart. We have a team of dedicated, talented and skilled professionals who provide a child centered approach which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. We promote a happy, supportive and positive learning environment.


Job Vacancies


All our vacancies can also be found on the Hampshire school jobs page

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

We are seeking a professional, efficient and enthusiastic person to join our office team to carry out a variety of Admin tasks, including the key role of Receptionist.  You will need to be able to communicate effectively in a warm and professional manner at all times.  Excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills are essential.


Working in a busy school office and reception, the ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks is vital.


  • 32.5 hours per week (8.30-3.30pm) Monday-Friday, term time only
  • HCC Scale B £20,812 - £21,133 pro rata.  Actual Salary = £16,038 per annum.


Applicants should be aware that personal holidays cannot be taken during the school term time.


The chance to join a friendly and supportive learning environment where children and their families are at the heart of everything that we do


If you are interested, or would like to visit, please ring 02380 864949 or email for an application pack.


Interviews scheduled date TBC. The closing date is Midday on 6th October 2023

Learning Support Assistant - Grade B


We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, inspiring, resilient and skilled Teaching Assistants to join our great school.


Forest Park School is a special school for pupils aged 2-19 years. Our pupils have a range of needs including profound and complex difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism. Recently inspected by Ofsted and judged as a ‘Good’ school overall with ‘Outstanding’ in personal development.


We have a strong team of dedicated, friendly and highly skilled staff who provide an exciting, balanced curriculum which emphasises personal and academic success. We also provide a comprehensive training schedule.


We are based on two sites (Primary and Secondary) and staff may be required to work on either site.

If you are up for a challenge, and really want to help make a positive difference to the lives of pupils with special educational needs then this could be the place for you.


If you are shortlisted for interview please plan to be in school for the whole morning. This is a permanent full-time position however, there may be flexibility and this could be negotiable.


  • 30 hours per week (8.50-3.25)
  • Monday – Friday term time only.
  • Actual salary: £14,804 (Pro-rata for part time)


We reserve the right to review applications and interview before the stated closing date which may result in earlier vacancy closure.


Interview Date – TBC



Midday Lunchtime Supervisors


Forest Park is a Special School in Totton. Recently inspected by Ofsted and judged as a ‘Good’ school overall with ‘Outstanding’ in personal development. We need midday supervisors to help our children with physical disabilities and learning difficulties eat their lunch and to supervise their playtime afterwards. 


You will be required to work between 11.45am - 1.15pm daily which is 7.5 hours per week. Term Time only. We are a split site school, and you may be required to work on either site.


Following a successful probation period there may be the opportunity to work extra hours on a casual basis in the classroom if this was of interest to you. Many of our Learning Support Assistants have started their career as Midday Lunchtime Supervisors.

The position is to start as soon as possible after the appropriate safeguarding checks.


We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is caring, calm and patient
  • Relates well to both children and adults and has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is able to work as a part of a team, learning with and from other colleagues
  • Enjoys working independently and with initiative
  • Will proactively supervise children in the dinner hall, encouraging good table manners, and assisting with associated duties; setting up and cleaning dining tables and chairs, clearing spillages
  • Actively promotes play and recognises the positive benefits it can have for children
  • Understands confidentiality and safeguarding procedures


Grade: A1 - Annual Actual Salary: £3,522


Closing date: 13th October 2023


Interviews: TBC


Please note that we may invite suitable applicants for interview prior to the closing date.

Co- opted Governor

We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted Governor. This cannot be a parent or member of staff at the school.


Would you like to make a difference to our amazing children and young adults at Forest Park? Please contact the School Business Manager for an application form.


The main requirements are attending 6 meetings per year (usually evenings) and having some flexibility to visit school during it open hours. Most importantly, to want to help children get the best out of life.