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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    15 June 2023 at 12:18pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

FTE £19,313 - £22,716 (£16,614 - £19,542 actual)

Pay scale

PS3 to PS4

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support our Primary team of excellent teachers at the Fordway Centre (FWC). The role is a permanent position for 36 hours a week, term time only starting on 4 September 2023. The successful candidate will have excellent support skills and good all-round knowledge of supporting the education of students and an understanding of special education, mainstream education and / or Pupil Referral Units.

FWC is a 5 - 11 Pupil Referral Unit based in Ashford, Middlesex and we are excited to announce that starting in July 2023 the school will be redeveloped to provide a brand new building and fabulous new facilities. Whilst this is being completed, the school will temporarily relocate the Wey Valley College site in Guildford and travel expenses will be paid where applicable to cover this.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to complement our Key stage 1 & 2 curriculum.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about inclusion and making sure all students gain an inspirational education.
  • An outstanding practitioner with high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour who is committed to providing high quality support for all children.
  • Able to maintain and drive forward outstanding standards whilst meeting the needs of a very vulnerable group of students.
  • An excellent communicator, able to work inclusively with pupils, staff, parents, Management Committee and other stakeholders.

What the school offers its staff

As a Trust, IET offers staff the following benefits: -

  • A competitive salary
  • A chromebook
  • 'Growing Great Staff' programme that enables you to flourish as a practitioner
  • Weekly internal CPD and numerous external CPD opportunities
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • A genuine commitment to staff wellbeing and work/life balance
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Pension Scheme
  • Sociable and friendly staff
  • Free onsite parking
  • My Staff Shop discount scheme
  • Most importantly…free tea, coffee and biscuits!

If you have a strong commitment to inclusive values, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to strengthen partnerships, are ambitious to make a difference to the lives of young people and play a significant role in our exciting journey to become a truly excellent school, we would like to hear from you.

We welcome visits to the school, to arrange this, or for further details regarding this role please contact Linda Whitehorn, Head of Centre lwhitehorn@ietmat.co.uk 01784 243365

FWC forms part of a Multi Academy Trust under the Inclusive Education Trust (IET) which includes Reigate Valley College and the Wey Valley College. Please see our school website, employee prospectus for further details about other schools in the Trust. https://www.ietmat.co.uk/

We can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

*please note that the salary quoted will be subject to increase pending the Surrey Support Staff pay review currently being negotiated.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosing and Barring checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
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About Fordway Centre

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
School size
4 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01784 243365

Fordway Centre (FWC) is a 5 – 11 Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), (also known as a short stay school) set over a single campus in Ashford, Middlesex. The school is based on a single site, for 24 pupils at KS1 and 2, currently located in a comfortable temporary building in Guildford but will be moving to our brand new, purpose built school in Ashford, Surrey, in September 2024. The school is based on a single site, for 24 pupils at KS1 and 2. From September 2024 you will join us at our stunning brand new purpose-built school where innovation meets inspiration, our facilities are designed to empower the staff and students, fostering a dynamic learning atmosphere where creativity and collaboration thrive. Our aim is to reduce the numbers of pupils who are permanently excluded from school by offering mainstream schools an alternative to exclusion. We work closely with our Mainstream School partners to support early intervention so as to avoid permanent exclusion through a range of interventions so pupils can be supported, either within their mainstream school or at the college. FVC became part of the Inclusive Education Trust (IET) which formed in September 2021 and works alongside Reigate Valley College (Reigate) and the Wey Valley College (Guildford)y Centre (Ashford Mdx). So whilst you get the benefits of working within a small and supportive setting, by working so closely with our other PRU’s we also provide you with a wide network of support, excellent opportunities for continued professional development and diverse opportunities for career progression. Our mission statement is “Achieving New Beginnings Together”.

Arranging a visit to Fordway Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lwhitehorn@ietmat.co.uk.

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