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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR + Fringe

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a great opportunity for you to join our skilled, innovative, energetic and committed staff team and contribute to making a real difference to the lives of our very special pupils and their families.

Successful candidates will be supported within the class by a senior teaching assistant and a team of teaching assistants and more widely by a senior management team with many years’ experience and an excellent understanding of the rewards and challenges of teaching in a special school. You will also be collaborating with parents, therapists, specialist teachers and other professionals to support our pupils’ diverse needs and enable them to learn and make progress. You will have responsibility for a curriculum area (unless you are an ECT) which will be agreed on appointment.

What the school offers its staff

We are a Federation of two outstanding special schools for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, many with associated autistic spectrum disorder. Manor Mead is our Primary School with sites in Shepperton and Virginia Water; our Secondary School, Walton Leigh, for 11-19 year olds is in

Walton-on-Thames. Successful candidates will enjoy the benefits of The Federation of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools, which provides valuable opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practice, excellent professional development support and career progression.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following the procedures recommended to safeguard children, we will be taking up references if you are shortlisted for an interview. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.

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About Walton Leigh School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
87 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01932 223243

Walton Leigh School is a Surrey County Council maintained Special School for children and young people aged 11-19 with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties, many of whom have an autistic spectrum disorder and/or additional diagnoses. Walton Leigh is one of two special schools in the Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Federation.

Arranging a visit to Walton Leigh School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email drogers@walton-leigh.surrey.sch.uk.

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