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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,629.00 - £22,626.00 Annually (Actual) 39 weeks per year (term time including 5 Inset days), 32.5 hours per week (daily hours to be agreed with Line Manager). Any day worked over 6 hours will include a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.)

Neurodiversity Mentor job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has interest in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of neurodivergent young people. Experience preferred but not essential.

You would join a team who puts the young person at the centre of their considerations in our community of keen and highly able students.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Establishing supportive relationships with SEN students, both on a 1:1 basis and within small groups (in and outside of the classroom)
  • Running small group sessions to support students to overcome barriers to learning e.g. social skills, study skills, stress and anxiety management etc.
  • Giving positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the student’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem
  • Providing regular feedback on the student’s learning and behaviour to relevant members of staff, including feedback on the effectiveness of the strategies adopted

The successful candidate will display:

  • a willingness to learn and to get involved
  • an understanding of what struggles a neurodivergent student may have in a mainstream setting

What we offer:

  • A unique selling point as a school within an all girls’ schools trust
  • An excellent working environment that prioritises the wellbeing of its staff and students
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free tea/coffee/squash available in the staff room
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free confidential advice on a variety of matters
  • Term time free access to the on-site David Lloyd Leisure Centre (during fixed times)

Key Application Dates:

  • Shortlisting Date: Friday, 21st June 2024
  • Interview Date: Week commencing Monday, 1st July 2024
  • Start Date: September 2024

Our commitment:

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce, which reflects the nature of our communities.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for more details about our school, the job description and person specification.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


We are not able to offer sponsorship to non-settled individuals for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Nonsuch High School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1521 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are a highly successful 11-18 girls’ selective state school in Cheam, Sutton.

School location

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