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Job details
Employer Surbiton High School
Location Surbiton, Surrey
Salary Competitive
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Surbiton High School is part of united Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

Job Purpose:

To inspire, encourage and empower our pupils to achieve their very best, and provide an environment where pupils develop academically and socially in an independent and self-confident way. To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff within an agreed system of supervision. To implement agreed work programmes within classes, individuals and groups across the school
Reporting Line: Head of the Preparatory School
Tenure: Full Time, Permanent
Remuneration: HLTA pay scale
Key Responsibilities:

• Support teachers in ensuring pupils’ continuing educational development by use of specialist skills, training and experience, and through establishing constructive relationships.
• Support teachers in monitoring and evaluating pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of activities so that pupils receive the maximum benefit from their education.
• Promote pupil wellbeing and ensure that safeguarding is of paramount importance.
• Teach any required subjects to groups and classes, as reasonably required.
• Maintain a good up-to-date knowledge of the Preparatory curriculum and assessment procedures.
• Use a range of ICT equipment and software.
• Provide a stimulating learning environment through display that is routinely maintained.
• Maintain full and informative records efficiently.
• Support colleagues as necessary and cooperatively to work as part of a team, attending all meetings and INSET.
• Undertake duties before, during and after school as required.
• Participate in co-curricular school activities including clubs and residential field trips.
• Attend school functions.
• Be committed to the personal development of the pupils in the form and take responsibility for their welfare and social well-being.
• Develop effective professional relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.                       
• Keep the Head fully informed of any significant developments concerning any pupil in the form.
• Any other duties reasonably required.
The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

• HLTA or Level 3 qualification.
• Evidence of further relevant professional development would be an advantage.
• The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues.
• Excellent organizational, administrative and ICT skills.
• Excellent literacy and mathematical skills.
• Experience of delivering on academic performance both in terms of attainment and progress.
• Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching and support work.
• Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives.
• High levels of personal and professional integrity.
• Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
• Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents.
• High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
• A team player with leadership qualities and a reflective and flexible approach.
• High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct.
• Ambitious and aspirational for oneself and for the school.
• Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for this role.
• Committed to the Surbiton High School’s ethos.
Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

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United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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