The children and young people at Freemantles have Autism and a fascinatingly different perspective on the world. Why not come and find out more for yourselves and join our rapidly growing school and staff team?
We are looking for, hard-working, happy, nurturing people to join our team of classroom assistants. We can guarantee you will be kept on your toes!
You will be providing classroom support to our children and young people with complex social communication needs and autism. Our classes have 9 children. Previous experience of working with children would be good, but is not essential, as we provide all staff with a paid training package and ongoing professional development. The children and young people at Freemantles are aged 4 to 19 years. There are positions available in both the Primary and Secondary / Post-16 Departments. If you have a particular preference for which age group you work with, please explain this on your application form so that we can consider it (although we cannot guarantee you would be placed in this department).
The school leaders at Freemantles are experienced in supporting staff to develop their individual careers with some staff moving on from this position to Lead Assistant, Teacher or Educational Psychologist etc.
The role can fit in and work alongside other paid opportunities that are often available to support our children and young people out of school hours and in the school holidays (subject to experience and completed training).
We offer great benefits including:
- Dedicated staff room
- Lunches available on site at a reasonable price
- Generous pension scheme
- Surrey Rewards discount programme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Built in holiday pay entitlement
- Internationally renowned and 'Outstanding' school on your CV
- Paid sick leave
- Free parking
The position is usually 30 hours per week, from 9.15am to 3.15pm, term time only. However, we welcome applications from people looking for fewer hours; if this is the case, please state your preferred working hours on your application form. The position is graded at PS3 with a salary of £12,913 (Full time equivalent £18,013).
A good level of English and Maths is required.
Application forms only - CV’s are not accepted.
Freemantles School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Closing date: Monday 26th April 2021 at 9am
Interviews will be held, via Zoom, on: Tuesday 4th May 2021
The job description, person specification and application form can be seen below. Please submit your application form online via ETEACH.
Freemantles School recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection reporting and forms, form part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.