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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Working 30.25 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pay scale WA4-10 to WA4-16 (FTE £20,970 to £24,514 pa) (Actual £15,158 to £17,720 pa)

Pay scale

Pay scale WA4-10 to WA4-16 (FTE £20,970 to £24,514 pa) (Actual £15,158 to £17,720 pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • It is essential that the post holder:-
  • Is suitable to work with children.
  • Has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students, staff and parents/carers.
  • Has a flexible and adaptable approach to both work and to the behaviours of students
  • Has a good understanding of the way children learn • Has good organisational skills Personal qualities
  • Friendly, caring, patient, fair, and consistent
  • Calm under pressure
  • Willing to go the ‘extra mile’
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • A supportive member of school activities
  • Keen to build on skills and be prepared to learn
  • Accurate in all record keeping
  • A team player
  • A sense of humour
  • Flexibility
  • A good time keeper

What the school offers its staff

• Amazing students who want to learn • A brand new, state of the art, English classroom • Excellent IT facilities in a modern school fit for 21st century teaching • A range of CPD opportunities to support professional development inside and outside the classroom. • A range of evidence-informed strategies to support teaching and learning inside the classroom. • A consistent approach to behaviour which ensures learning is not disrupted. • A welcoming and supportive staff community • Opportunities to collaborate across a range of mainstream and specialist provision schools within the Weydon MAT. • External leadership/NPQ opportunities, including supporting masters’ applications and aspiring senior leader’s development programme • On site car parking • Westfield Health Cash Plan https://www.westfieldhealth.com/individual/health-cash-plan

Commitment to safeguarding

The Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS, Children’s Barred List and Right to work in the UK checks are required for all posts. further details including relevant policies are available on the school website: https://www.abbey.surrey.sch.uk/1209/key-information/category/42/safeguarding-and-esafety

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About The Abbey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
133 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 725059

Located in south Farnham, The Abbey is an outstanding secondary special school with just over 130 students who have learning and additional needs (LAN). About 40% of our students have autism or other social communication difficulties, a quarter have speech and language needs and others have physical challenges or complex health care needs. Expectations for student outcomes are high, but helping them overcome barriers to learning is an equally important part of our role.

The school has been part of the Weydon MAT since 2018. Over the next 2 years The Abbey will be undergoing significant investment as we expand from a 2 to 3 form entry school to support Surrey County Council’s SEND Sufficiency Strategy 2020 – 2025.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we are extremely proud of our whole school ethos.
Our 20 teachers and 35 associate staff are highly motivated, mutually supportive and come from all walks of life.

Arranging a visit to The Abbey School

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

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