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Teaching Assistant

Queen's Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5AB
Walton Leigh School
Term Time
S3 Pro rata £13,056
16th June 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
6th July 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start date
1st September 2022
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 1yr
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1248400

Walton Leigh is a secondary special school for students with severe and profound & multiple learning difficulties. We are looking for someone enthusiastic and happy to help support the students (aged 11-19) with their learning, behaviour and life skills as well as providing physical and personal care where needed. 

We have a great school full of happy students and our ideal Teaching Assistant will have plenty of energy and a willingness to learn. We will provide high quality training and will support you to become an expert and valued member of our team. 

The role would be suitable for experienced staff, graduates, or those who are looking for a career change as we offer full training.

We offer fantastic benefits, including:

  • A supportive team of staff. 
  • A thorough induction process. 
  • Access to excellent professional development. 
  • Generous pension scheme 
  • Paid sick leave 
  • Surrey Rewards discount programme 
  • Built in holiday pay entitlement 
  • 'Outstanding' school on your CV 
  • Free parking 
  • Hot meals at a reasonable price 

We are looking for people who:

  • Can form effective relationships with young people and enjoy working with them. 
  • Have a commitment to working as part of a team to support the development and potential of students of all abilities. 
  • Can motivate and inspire pupils to learn. 
  • Have excellent communication skills. 
  • Are calm and can maintain a sense of humour under pressure. 
  • Are competent in ICT. 


    Salary Surrey S3 Pro rata £13,056 - £13,988  pa  (FTE £18,013 - £18,957)

    Hours: 8.50am - 3.20pm - 30hrs, 20mins per week, 39 weeks per year 

    Closing Date: Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 9am

    Interview date:  Monday 11th July 2022. Walton Leigh reserves the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

    Start Date: 1st September 2022 

    You are very welcome to spend some time at the school before you apply / attend an interview.  Please phone to make an appointment.

    The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to demonstrably share this commitment. The post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced disclosure. 



Safeguarding Statement:

Walton Leigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. Walton Leigh School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children. We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or may be at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Annie Paget (Head of Secondary School). The Deputy DSL is Neil French (Deputy Head of School). The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Elizabeth Wood-Dow.
Walton Leigh School

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