6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, term time
30 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Part-time afternoon only positions available too.
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

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 as soon as possible. We can guarantee you will be kept on your toes!

The positions are for 30 hours per week, from 9.15am to 3.15pm, term time only. The position is graded at PS3 with a salary of £12,913 pro rata (Full time equivalent £18,013). We are also looking for classroom support staff to particularly cover the lunch period and into the afternoon. If you are looking for part-time work in the afternoons we would really like to hear from you too.

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

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 27th September 2021, 9.00am

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 30th September 2021. Interviews will include an opportunity for you to spend a short time in one of our classes.

The job description, person specification and application form can be seen below. Please submit your application form online via ETEACH.

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
190 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

About Freemantles School

Freemantles is a Surrey County Council School for children and young people with complex social communication needs. Many of the pupils also have Autism. We currently provide for students aged 4 through to 19 i.e Year R to Year 14 .

Mission Statement
"Working together to make sense of the world."

School location

Smarts Heath Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0AN

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