We are a Federation of two Outstanding schools for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, some with associated autism. Manor Mead is our Primary School for 4-11 year olds in Shepperton with a temporary satellite provision in Virginia Water; our Secondary School is Walton Leigh, for 11-19 year olds.
We require a Senior Teaching Assistant at Walton Leigh School. We have a great school full of happy students and our ideal Senior Teaching Assistant will have plenty of energy and experience. We will provide high quality training and will support you to become an expert and valued member of our team.
We offer fantastic benefits, including:
• A supportive team of staff.
• A thorough induction process.
• Access to excellent professional development.
• Generous pension scheme
• Paid sick leave
• Surrey Rewards discount programme
• Built in holiday pay entitlement
• 'Outstanding' school on your CV
• Free parking
• Hot meals at a reasonable price
We are seeking an experienced and motivated person who has lots of energy & enthusiasm to support the educational and care needs of the special children attending our school. You will work closely with the class teacher to enable them to meet the complex educational needs of our pupils and will model the very best practise. Senior Teaching Assistants are required to work under the direction of the class teacher and will assume responsibility for the class group in the absence of the teacher. They will be required to attend the weekly team meeting and be involved with preparation of teaching resources.
Salary: Surrey S5 Pro Rata £16,887 - £18,612 (FTE £21,943 - £24,184). 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year, term time only.
Closing Date : Monday 13th December 2021 at 9am, although candidates are advised to apply early as applications will be considered on receipt.
Interview date: Wednesday 15th December. Walton Leigh reserves the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.
You are very welcome to visit the school before you apply / attend an interview. Please phone to make an appointment.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to demonstrably share this commitment. The post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced disclosure.
Walton Leigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment.
Walton Leigh School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or may be at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Annie Paget (Head of Secondary School).
The Deputy DSL is Neil French (Deputy Head of School).
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Elizabeth Wood-Dow.