Teaching Assistants – Full-time Opportunities
West Hill School requires enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistants starting as near to the start of the school year in September 2020 at Surrey 3 grade.
We are looking for the right people to join our happy, thriving and growing school. You do not need previous school experience but you must be:
Keen, fun and friendly and want to work with children
Able to get involved and love the variety of life where no day looks the same
Are motivated, flexible and want to enhance and shape the next steps for children
If so then becoming a TA could be just for you in either the short or the long term. In the short term, we offer wider training and experience e.g. Makaton and Attention Autism to help you secure the skills to support our very special children and our supportive team can help and advise you to achieve your long-term goals.
It can also serve as a great step towards a future career if you have secured your degree and are hoping to gain further experience before training to teach or following the pathway of learning to be an Educational Psychologist or Speech Therapist.
As our school grows year on year we are looking for enthusiastic TAs to become part of our team in Primary. This growth means we have a range of exciting opportunities as we have entered the final year of our transition to become a countywide primary school for pupils with learning difficulties. Our transformation means we have achieved great things and we believe West Hill is a very special place to be.
If this is appealing to you then we would love to hear from you… You may never have considered a career in a school but we know that the current pandemic is adjusting thoughts for many. This could be the right next step for you!
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
> You will also be eligible for SCC Benefits and Pension schemes
> Opportunity to observe & work within a range of professionals to develop your skills as a TA
West Hill School 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.
Please see the Candidate Brief and the Person Specification for further details on this role and the link to the Teaching Assistant Standards that we use in school. The school’s application form can be downloaded.
How To Apply:
• School: West Hill School, Leatherhead
• Start Date: As soon after the 1st September 2020 as possible
• Salary: S3 (full time equivalent is £17,663)
Actual salary is £12,476.38 for 29.83 hours a week – 5 days
• Contract: Term Time and Permanent following a probationary period
• Closing date: Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 9.30am
Interview process will be online during Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August
Please note: The hours for a TA are - 9.00am – 3.25pm plus a 15 min weekly team meeting outside of these hours. 29.83 hours per week, 39 weeks (term time only, Monday to Friday)