St Giles' CofE (Aided) Infant School, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1EA

15 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

TA S3 - £19,313 up to £20,257

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and flexible Teaching Assistant full time over 39 weeks. SEN experience is desirable.

  • Supporting the Reception class teacher with their responsibility for the development and education of children in schools, which will involve working 1to1 with pupils with special needs.
  • To assist an individual teacher, or teachers, in delivering and evaluating programmes and adapting teaching materials to suit the particular requirements of individual pupils and groups.
  • To assist in meeting the pupils’ need for encouragement, reassurance and comfort and attend to their personal requirements and physical care while encouraging independence at all times.

What the school offers its staff

St Giles’ C of E (A) Infant School has been at the heart of Ashtead and the surrounding area since 1852.

As a small school, we are a small friendly team who ensure that their provision and support for all is outstanding.

Our curriculum is engaging, lively and topics are based on pupils’ interests. We use a wide range of resources and teaching styles to deliver lessons to pupils of all needs and abilities.

St Giles’ is a happy, caring and inclusive school, with opportunities to learn, develop and experience new challenges.

We offer a wellbeing package through Smart Clinic with access to a few wellbeing services that you may find beneficial, including counselling, stress coaching, physiotherapy, and access to a virtual GP.

Further details about the role

  • Early Years qualification is essential
  • SEND experience is desirable. In particular, working with children with speech and language, ADHD and ASD
  • Basic numeracy and literacy e.g. through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level.
  • Able to work towards Vocational Qualifications Level 1 or equivalent experience in relevant field.
  • Basic understanding of Health and Safety regulations, procedures and the principles of equality and diversity.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to operate basic equipment.
  • Good listening skills and enthusiasm to learn.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Deliver 1-1 and/or group support / intervention and monitor pupil performance, including those who have physical, emotional or educational needs, under the direction of senior staff.
  • Carry out routine tasks to organise and maintain the learning environment.
  • Ensure all wellbeing, behaviour and personal development of pupils.
  • May carry out personal care routines as appropriate.
  • Maybe required to respond to pupils' needs in routine, pre-agreed tasks (including routine medical needs).
  • Ensure materials and equipment are available as and when required
  • Maybe required to contribute with activity planning.
  • May need to make records of activities/observations for further submission to supervisor as per instructions.
  • Work with others
  • Respond to individual needs and/or answer simple queries politely and ask for assistance where necessary.
  • Report any concerns, problems or incidents, e.g. safeguarding, behaviour, breakdowns, and deficiencies, in accordance with relevant reporting procedures.
  • Liaise with parents and visitors in a courteous manner, to promote a positive image of the site.

Commitment to safeguarding

The 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 successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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About St Giles' CofE (Aided) Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
67 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 7
Phone number
01372 272017

Arranging a visit to St Giles' CofE (Aided) Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stgiles.surrey.sch.uk.

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