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  • Closing date

    21 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

FTE: £23,021 - £24,650 per annum Actual: (Actual: £17,796 - £19,055 per annum), depending on experience

Pay scale

Grade R2 Scale point 9 – R3 Scale point 15

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Ability to think, write and speak clearly and concisely
  • Ability to communicate well with parents, pupils, care workers, outside agencies
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • A calm, reassuring and responsive approach
  • Ability to manage behaviour in the classroom
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work and resources
  • Good ICT skills
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of behaviour management

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training ( Key - Essential = E; Desirable = D)

  • GSCE or equivalent in maths and English - E
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Working with Children - D
  • Other relevant training eg First Aid, Child Protection, Behaviour Management, Working with children with ASC, Team Teach - D
  • Full Clean Driving Licence - D

Knowledge and Experience

  • Working with children - D
  • Working in an educational setting - D
  • Working with children with special needs - D
  • Working as part of a team - E
  • Working with children from a variety of cultural backgrounds - D

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to think, write and speak clearly and concisely - E
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team - E
  • A calm, reassuring and responsive approach - E
  • Ability to manage behaviour in the classroom - E
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work and resources - E
  • Good ICT skills - E
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of behaviour management - D

Personal Attributes

  • Confident and self-motivated in exercising appropriate initiative - E
  • A positive, flexible and confident attitude to work and problems - E
  • A commitment to equality and celebrating diversity - E
  • Patience and resilience - E
  • Good level of physical fitness and general health - E
  • Enthusiasm and drive for working in a SEN school - E
  • Ability to take responsibility for own CPD - E

What the school offers its staff

Working alongside teachers, therapists and other support staff, you will provide support to groups and individuals. You will help to improve their engagement in learning, remove barriers to learning, improve attainment and promote their self-confidence and emotional well-being.

Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, Employee Assistance Programme and membership to Perkbox.

Commitment to safeguarding

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About St Dominic's School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
153 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
01428 684 693

St Dominic’s School is a special academy in Surrey and provides outstanding education for pupils and students aged 7-19 typically with a primary diagnosis of Speech Language & Communication Needs and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The school is located in Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming.
We are part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.
At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team.
The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Arranging a visit to St Dominic's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email zpetkova@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

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