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Job details
Employer Surbiton High School
Location Kingston upon Thames
Salary Competitive
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job Purpose:

To provide one to one support to a specific pupil in the School environment, ensuring the educational and social needs of the pupil are met.


Full time, part year – Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, Term Time (36 weeks)

This role will involve working 1:1 with a pupil in Year 2 at Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School in accordance with his Educational and Healthcare Plan. This will involve liaising with Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), implementing a sensory diet throughout the school day, supporting literacy and mathematical skills in the classroom and providing support outside the classroom to facilitate positive interaction with peers.

Key Responsibilities:

Follow work plans approved by the teaching staff, provide direct support for the learning of an individual pupil, to achieve defined progression targets in their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and in class plans through:

  • Activities, interventions, differentiation, empathetic and sympathetic listening, direct guidance and the provision of appropriate positive feedback to behaviour.
  • Supporting the physical, emotional and educational development of the pupil.
  • Supervising and encouraging safe behaviour of the individual and groups.
  • Working with the pupil in accordance with the Education Health Care Plan.

Care and support - attend to the day to day needs of the child, inside and outside the classroom, by:

  • Provision of personal, social, hygiene, welfare and behavioural support.
  • Promoting effective pastoral care, under guidance, and liaising with colleagues to provide accurate records to provide the basis for home/school liaison and contacts with other agencies.
  • Reporting concerns about progress, identifying solutions, to the teacher.
  • Assisting with the assessment by the teacher of the individual pupil’s development through observation, creation and retrieval of records, discussion with colleagues and teachers to promote the social, emotional and behavioural standards defined by Surbiton Boys’ Preparatory School.

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Demonstrable levels of numeracy & literacy
  • Experience of working with children or young people in a paid/unpaid capacity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Patient, empathetic and enthusiastic
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with the needs of pupils with learning differences would be an advantage, including:

  1. Attention difficulties/ADHD
  2. ASD
  3. Sensory Processing Issues
  4. Anxiety
  5. Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014)

For a full job description and to apply online please visit the following link:

Closing date for Applications: 8:00am, Monday 5 December 2016
Interviews to be held week commencing: 5 December 2016

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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