95 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Teaching Assistant job summary

Job Purpose:

Under the guidance and supervision of the class teacher or line manager:

  • In line with the school vision and values: promote learning, equality, respect and independence.
  • To enable access to learning for all pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
  • To undertake learning, care or support programmes for individuals or groups of pupils.
  • To support programmes for teaching communication, literacy and numeracy as well as to work with pupils on their Individual Education plans, assisting pupils to access the full curriculum.
  • To help organise personalised classroom activities, prepare resources and maintain the learning environment. This will include mounting displays that reflect the work of the students.
  • Monitor pupil progress and contribute to future planning as part of a team. Maintain records and pupil files.

  • Provide support for pupil’s emotional and social development by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with the school’s vision and values, Behaviour Policy and individual Positive Behaviour Support Plans/Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure the physical welfare of pupils and assist them with physical needs adhering to manual handling guidelines as appropriate and agreed.
  • Use skills and talents to lead extra-curricular activities for small groups of students.
  • Communicate and liaise with other members of the school staff and the multi-disciplinary team to carry out therapy programmes and ensure the most effective academic, emotional and social provision. This may include taking part in hydro-therapy and swimming sessions.
  • Supervise pupils in the playground and other lunch time activities including organising/structuring appropriate play time activities to promote self-occupation skills and independence.
  • Supervise students from transport in the morning and on again in the afternoon, relaying any messages from parents or escorts to the relevant professional.
  • Support pupils in any personal care programmes, including dressing, feeding and toileting for those where this is applicable. To clear up hygienically after any toileting or illness mishap.
  • Administer medication or medical interventions e.g. gastrostomy feeds, suctioning, oral medication (when mutually agreed with the school nurse and after specific training by medically trained staff – this will be carried out under their supervision until such time as their competencies are signed off and the staff member themselves are confident to carry them out).
  • Attend outings with students and provide care and learning activities in accordance with school policies and safety guidelines, including reading and adhering to risk assessments.
  • Support students during transitions in their lives working with colleagues to support students through difficult times.
  • Participate in policy review and in giving feedback on documentation.
  • Promote equal opportunities within the school
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
  • Maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties from time to time as may be directed by the head teacher or his / her nominee.

Commitment to safeguarding

Pond Meadow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff, governors, visitors and parents/carers to actively support this commitment. This includes doing everything we can to protect our children in school, at home, in the community and online.

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 complete the attached application form and email/post/hand deliver to Julie Harper, Office/HR Manager - jharper@pond-meadow.surrey.sch.uk

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About Pond Meadow School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
149 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number

Pond Meadow Academy Trust is a specialist day school providing high quality education for approximately 150 pupils from 2- 19 years of age. Based in Guildford, Surrey. The school meets the needs of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Severe Learning Difficulties and Complex and Profound Learning Difficulties (including complex medical needs).

Pond Meadow Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. We ensure all our employment practices reflect this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

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