Teaching Assistant

The Abbey School, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8DY

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 November 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    18 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 30.25 hours per week, term time only – 39 weeks (8.50am to 3.20pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and 8.35am to 3.20pm Wednesdays)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

WA4-10 FTE - £20970- £24514 (Pro Rata £15159- £17720)

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

What the school offers its staff

  • A warm, friendly, encouraging team of school based and trust-based staff
  • Staff who are committed to high quality teaching and learning
  • Students who are friendly, polite and keen to learn
  • Continued professional development

Further details about the role

We are a special school for secondary pupils from years 7 to 11 who have learning and additional needs. We require a teaching assistant to work term time only 30.25 hours per week (8.50am to 3.20pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and 8.35am to 3.20pm Wednesdays). You would be working under the direction of a teacher with students supporting whole class learning or with small groups of students or on a 1:1 basis.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo enhanced DBS and right to work in the UK checks.

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About The Abbey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
120 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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