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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Monday - Friday 08.30-15.15 (incl lunchtime supervision) = 31.25 hours per week Term Time + 3 Insets (38.6 weeks per year)

Contract type

Fixed term - 16 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,269-£21,776 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a full-time LSA / Teaching Assistant for immediate start to support the teaching and learning at Merrow Schools Federation (Infant School).

The federation incorporates Merrow CofE Infant School and Merrow Junior School (formerly known as Bushy Hill). The schools are located 5 minutes apart on the outskirts of Guildford, with staff working primarily at one school only.

The LSA role is rewarding and varied and we are particularly looking for:

  • Flexible and resourceful individuals able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Experienced LSAs with SEN experience


  • Working with class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning
  • Supporting children on a 1:1 or group basis (including children with additional needs)
  • Undertaking lunchtime supervision
  • Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
  • Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
  • Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
  • Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability


  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above
  • Previous experience working as a Learning Support Assistant
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative
  • A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults
  • The ability to use relevant technology/equipment
  • A positive ‘growth mindset’ attitude
  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school
  • We particular welcome applications from those with experience of working with children with Social & Emotional needs or ASD

What the school offers its staff

Merrow Schools Federation offers a supportive environment for staff and pupils to grow. The role is eligible for pension contributions, on-site parking, term-time working and free wraparound care for parents with pupils in the school

Further details about the role


  • The role available is on a Fixed Term contract (to 31 August 2025).
    (LSA roles are reviewed annually and where possible we will aim to extend contracts subject to funding)
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Hours: 08.30-15.15 (incl lunchtime supervision) = 31.25 hours per week
  • Weeks: Term Time + 3 Insets (38.6 weeks per year)
  • Salary: Surrey Pay PS3 - FTE £21,269=£21,776 FTE (pay award pending for Apr24)
    (Pro-rata salary = £15720 - £16,386)


  • Application deadline: MONDAY 15 APRIL 2024
  • Interview date:TBC
  • Start Date:ASAP

Commitment to safeguarding

Merrow Schools Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring System check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks. We are also committed to creating a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

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About Merrow Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
240 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Merrow Schools Federation comprises Merrow Junior School (formerly known as Bushy Hill) and Merrow CofE Infant School.
Both are two-form entry on the outskirts of Guildford, Surrey (located approx 5 minutes apart)

Our Federation mission is “Together we Grow” and we work as a community of staff, parents and governors to ensure the best possible learning environment for the children. At Merrow Federation schools we are proud to be a caring and supportive school which provides every child with a wealth of opportunities.

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