Graduate Teaching Assistant, Surrey

Closing date:

The Beacon SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: FTE £16,497 - £19,974
Contract term: Temporary

Is teaching your long term career goal? Would you like to gain experience in the classroom with a vision to moving into the teaching profession?


This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate to support learning, progress and attainment within the classroom, developing students’ academic, emotional and social progress, and improving life chances. The post will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain experience of special educational needs within a dedicated and nurturing team.


Adaptability, resilience and the ability to think on your feet are essential in this varied role, as will an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. Strong ICT skills and a good command of English and Maths are necessities (you should hold a degree, plus English and Maths at GCSE, or equivalent), and have an interest in literacy, numeracy, dyslexia or ASD.


You should be patient and calm, with a consistent and positive approach to managing students’ behaviour and an understanding of how students learn. You will need to be a flexible team player with an interest in developing further professionally. 


Duties will include working with teachers in class to support students requiring specialist classroom support. There will also be opportunities to run small group interventions outside of the classroom depending on specialism.


The role directly relates to the number of children requiring specialist classroom support and is dependent on funding remaining in place. 


The Beacon School is currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and is part of the thriving GLF Schools Multi-Academy Trust. With just over 1,300 students on role, we have academic express streams, a strong house system and enrichment activities. We offer extensive professional development opportunities and the school is an exciting, innovative place to work.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kate Marill, Deputy Headteacher


Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 16 October 2019


We reserve the right to call candidates to interview prior to application deadline, or withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a high level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.


It is the school’s policy to obtain references for shortlisted candidates and prior to interview. If you have concerns regarding this, please notify us.


Applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with the school’s policies and procedures. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.



More about The Beacon School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Picquets Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1AG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 359103
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