3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 25 hours per week term time only, including Inset Days. (8:30 – 3:15pm, Monday – Thursday with half-hour lunch break)

Contract type


Actual salary

£13427 pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

“Communication is about connection. Not just symbols; not just requesting; not just turn taking; not just fine motor skills; not just assessing, but connecting. Communication is what makes us human and humane. The ability to understand each other through words, and actions, and silence, and stillness.”

Under-developed speech, language and communication needs are the primary need at our infant school and we have built up excellent provision as a result. Our current Speech, Language & Communication Needs Assistant (SCLNA) is moving on to a new exciting chapter in her life and we are therefore seeking a fabulous practitioner to join our team as a replacement. Horley Infant School has a positive local reputation whereby we live by our vision and values of “embracing and nurturing the individual” and “inspiring all to achieve”. We pride ourselves on giving a family feel to our school, even though we have nearly 270 children on roll. In May 2018, Ofsted recognised that we continue to be a good school but don’t just take their word for it - feel free to come along and take a look around. We hope you would agree that being at our school is a lot like the difference between being in a home and being in a house. In our latest Staff Wellbeing Survey, our school staff reported an 11% greater level of job satisfaction than the national benchmark. Maybe this could be your moment to join us?

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and highly motivated team
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are keen to learn
  • Supportive parents and Governing body
  • A commitment to continuous professional development opportunities

Further details about the role

You should have a desire to:

  • Have a positive impact on children’s speech, language and communication development
  • Join a hardworking team where no two days are the same
  • See the joy of children who are finally able to be understood by their friends, family and school team
  • Assist children with their learning by providing support and interventions as well as working alongside children with special educational needs
  • Work flexibly by supporting individually, in small groups and also providing ad-hoc whole class support

The ideal candidate will also need to:

  • Be enthusiastic, committed and hard working
  • Be committed to reflecting the school’s values and working towards the school’s vision (see person specification)
  • Be prepared to work closely with the class teacher and team to provide seamless opportunities for our children
  • Able to use their initiative and manage their own timetable
  • Have a love for learning
  • Have high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement
  • Have experience of working in a school, either in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • ELKLAN, Makaton or PECS training knowledge is desirable

Commitment to safeguarding

Horley Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts advertised are subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to admin@horley.surrey.sch.uk

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About Horley Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
267 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Phone number
01293 782263

Horley Infant is well respected throughout the local community. We have a happy atmosphere providing children with a secure learning environment. Throughout the early years of education we nurture the close partnership with parents and carers, there are always many opportunities to be involved with school activities. In support of the changing needs of families we run an Extended School: Breakfast Club 7.30 – 8.45 am; After School Club 3 – 6 pm; plus other clubs running from 3 – 4 pm. Pre-school children 2 ½ - 4 years are welcomed into Bobtails morning and afternoon sessions.

Arranging a visit to Horley Infant School

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

School location

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