Teaching Assistants, Horley, Surrey

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Oakwood SchoolHorley, Surrey

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oakwood is a mainstream secondary school which is inclusive and supports the individual needs of all our students.  We are looking recruit the following 2 support staff to join our friendly and supportive team from September 2019.

Teaching Assistant – Access to Learning Faculty

30 hours per week Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year

Surrey Pay Grade S3 (£17316 - £18242)

Actual salary - £12,301 - £12, 960

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to work within our Access to Learning Faculty (ALF) supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs). The ideal candidate is likely to have some experience in working with young people but not necessarily in an educational establishment. The role is varied and you will need to work with students to enable them to successfully access the curriculum. The post holder will be supported by the Deputy SENCo and other ALF Leaders.

You Should Have

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.                  
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working with young people.
  • A positive outlook and be a team player.         
  • A commitment to equal opportunities.

Please note that this is a temporary position to cover maternity leave commencing September 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanna Dawson (Head of ALF) or Dru Sharp, Deputy SENCo on 01293 785363.

We are also looking to recruit an

Advanced Level Teaching Assistant – Catch-Up Premium

18 hours per week over 3 days, 39 weeks per year  (to be negotiated)

Surrey Pay Grade S5 (£21,169 - £23,367)

Actual salary - £9,022 To £9,960

We are also looking for an Advanced Level Teaching Assistant to provide literacy and numeracy support to students identified as needing to catch up to age-appropriate levels in literacy and numeracy. The post-holder will primarily teach Year 7 students in small groups or on an individual basis to better enable them to access their learning through improved literacy and numeracy skills. The ideal candidate is likely to have some experience working with young people in either a primary or secondary educational environment.  The role is varied and you will need to work with students to enable them to successfully access the curriculum and achieve their potential.

You Should Have

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.               
  • Good communication skills and enjoy working with young people.
  • A positive outlook and be a team player.           
  • A commitment to equal opportunities. 
  • Ideally experience of working with young people

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dru Sharp, Deputy SENCo on 01293 785363.

The closing date for both posts is Friday 14 June 2019.

Interviews for both posts will be held on: 20 June 2019.

For an application pack for any of the above, please visit our website. Completed applications should be emailed to  recruitment@oakwood.surrey.sch.uk 

Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted

Oakwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9AE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1293 785363
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Oakwood School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary for students aged 11-16, situated in Horley, Surrey. It is a community state school with a governing body of local volunteers, including parents and teachers. The school's capacit...