Walton Leigh is a secondary special school for students with severe and profound & multiple learning difficulties. We are looking for someone enthusiastic and happy to help support the students (aged 11-19) with their learning, behaviour and life skills as well as providing physical and personal care where needed. We have a great school full of happy students and our ideal Teaching Assistant will have plenty of energy and a willingness to learn. 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 looking for people who:• Can form effective relationships with young people and enjoy working with them. • Have a commitment to working as part of a team to support the development and potential of students of all abilities. • Can motivate and inspire pupils to learn. • Have excellent communication skills. • Are calm and can maintain a sense of humour under pressure. • Are competent in ICT.
Salary Surrey S3 Pro rata £12,234 pa (FTE £17,663)
Hours: 9am - 3.15pm - 29.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date: Friday 14th August 2020 at 9am, although candidates are advised to apply early as applications will be considered on receipt.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25th August. Walton Leigh reserves the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.
You are very welcome to spend some time at 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.