Lead Medical Teaching Assistant

West Hill School
Leatherhead, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
P6 £27,775-£30,477 FTE (£21,466-£23,555 Pro-rata)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
20th December 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1388915

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Medical Teaching Assistant to join our team at West Hill School. This position will provide the lead role in delivery and oversight of all medical procedures, the development of pupil care plans and intimate care plans, appropriate liaison with external professionals and wider identified support for the school and classes. As a lead TA you may be required to support and lead groups in response to the presenting needs. 

Working 32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term-time) but flexibility around the working pattern could be considered, we are looking for a member of staff for 5 days per week as a Lead Medical Teaching Assistant.

Working pattern 09.00 to 16.00, Monday to Friday, with a 30 minute unpaid break.

West Hill is an incredibly special place to be. We are a newly formed school supporting children with a range of additional needs at primary level. All our children have additional needs and an Education, Health and Care Plan to support their learning.

Our school has grown year on year and the complexity of our children’s needs requires specialist members of the team to ensure their Education, Health and Care Plans are met. We achieve great things for our pupils and we do this by understanding their holistic needs and helping them manage the range of medical and personal care needs that they have alongside their education. We believe West Hill is a very special place to be. If this new position is appealing then we would love to hear from you.

The role requires previous experience in either a school setting or in a nursing / care background. As you will be leading on the production, management and delivery of care plans as part of a multi-professional team then medical and nursing knowledge would be advantageous.

You will experience:

  • Amazing children who are keen to learn how to learn.
  • Friendly and supportive staff, parents and governors.
  • Varied curriculum and bespoke CPD opportunities.
  • Strong commitment to staff well-being.
  • Opportunity to observe & work within a range of professionals to develop your skills.

THPT can offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation.
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes.
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions.
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards.

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

Values and Behaviours:

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.

Our values are:

Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles

Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals

Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success

Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened

Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others

Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success

Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values


The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment. 


Safeguarding Statement:

West Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment subject to: Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure clearance, satisfactory references, medical clearance, verification of qualifications, satisfactory completion of 6 months' probationary service.

West Hill School

West Hill School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust