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School Literacy Assistant

Fox Grove School, Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7PW
Fox Grove School
Full Time, Term Time
£15,011 - £16,552 pa pro rata
20th June 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
17th August 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
1st September 2022
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1249208


Start Date: 1 September 2022
Working Pattern: Monday To Friday, 8.45am - 3.45pm With A 30 Minute Unpaid Break
With the opportunity to study for a Level 3 Qualification in Teaching & Learning.

Fox Grove School is a purpose-built school in Leatherhead, designed to meet the needs of pupils with Complex Communication & Interaction Needs.

The school has been on the new site from January 2022, we are expanding in September in Year R, 3, and 7. We are looking to recruit a Literacy Assistant for all Year Groups (flexible working requests accepted).

Fox Grove School prepares each pupil with the skills & knowledge they need to progress independently to the next phase of their educational journey. Recognising staff well-being must be at the heart of our school, so staff can best support our pupils to progress.

Fox Grove School promotes values of safety, belonging, connection and trust. When the whole school community lives by these values; it enables us to provide the best quality universal, targeted and specialist support for all pupils and their families. With the right support in place, every pupil can access a broad & balanced creative curriculum.

The literacy assistant will work closely with the Reading Lead to ensure the teaching of Reading is at the heart of learning for Fox Grove Pupils of all ages. A self-motivated organised candidate with the ability to work independently with complex SEN pupils under the guidance of the Reading lead.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting pupils with teaching of reading and writing, leading small group projects to improve reading for targeted pupils
  • Leading whole school initiatives and implementing literacy projects in classes across the school.
  • Overseeing resources and libraries to ensure they are maintained as inviting places to read.
  • Researching and ordering inspiring resources to support the reading life of pupils at Fox Grove.

Fox Grove is part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services.

Fox Grove will support your professional development to become outstanding classroom practitioners, this include:

  • Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust that has expertise in all areas of SEND as it is a family of primary, secondary, specialist centres and special schools.
  • Provide an opportunity for you to develop your expertise in SEND
  • A comprehensive and interesting induction and training package including:
  • TEACCH – supporting pupil independence.
  • Positive Behaviour – providing the best universal supports.
  • Being a compassionate school
  • Targeted interventions (Attention Autism, Augmented Communication, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking and Emotion Coaching)

THPT can offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.


Safeguarding Statement:

Fox Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Fox Grove School

Fox Grove School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust