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Teaching Assistant

Southway, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8DU
Kings College Guildford
Part Time
£21,257 - £23 303 FTE (£15,371 - £16,850 pro rata)
24th March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
19th April 2023 12:05 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
TA - Mar 2023
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1321630


We are seeking to appoint an innovative Teaching Assistant who wants to gain vital experience to prepare them for teacher training. You would join a vibrant and dedicated Special Educational Needs team at our 11-16 mixed, comprehensive school in Guildford. We boast a tried and tested route from Teaching Assistant to Higher Level Teaching Assistant to Teacher route with direct links to the SCITT course at George Abbot for those looking to fast track; or an assessment route only for suitable candidates.

Students with SEND are educated both in targeted small groups and in their mainstream classroom. The successful candidate will be working within all subject areas within the school. We are particularly interested in aspiring teachers who would like to gain further experience of working with young people before starting their training.

The post would suit applicants with flexibility, enthusiasm and sensitivity. A desire to learn and to develop an excellent understanding of SEND and other learning difficulties is essential. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a willingness to be a team player alongside our committed support team. SEND related training and the ability to run small group interventions would be advantageous. 

Progression to teacher training and HLTA roles is dependent on candidate suitability once in the teaching assistant role, opportunities within Kings College for HLTA roles, and/or teaching within subject areas. We have strong links with the SCITT at George Abbot due to being a fellow school in the Learning Partnership Trust. We have successfully supported four staff in the last year to progress from Teaching Assistants into teaching roles and look to support further aspiring teachers to move into teaching carers. Successful candidates for this role will benefit from relevant experience, development and trusted references for their progression into teaching.

This is a part-time post, 39 weeks per year (term time only), 30 hours per week.

Applications close: 19 April 2023, 12.00pm

Interviews: date to be confirmed

Early application is recommended, as candidates will be considered as applications are received, and interviews advised accordingly.

About Kings College:

  • OFSTED “Good” school (July 2018)
  • Exceptional record of staff development
  • Positive, happy and uplifting culture and ethos
  • Research based approaches to assessment and feedback – co-designed by teachers
  • Simple and effective classroom management
  • Excellent buildings and facilities, including projectors in every classroom, visualisers, and a new large gym and fitness suite to be opened shortly with free membership for staff
  • Fully comprehensive community school
  • Part of the Learning Partners Academy Trust with strong links to teacher training at George Abbot SCITT


Safeguarding Statement:

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of Learning Partners Academy Trust. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workforce and particularly welcome suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to join our trust. 

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