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Teaching Assistants


Portesbery School is a very special school for pupils between the ages of 3-19.

We have vacancies for Teaching Assistants to join our team at our impressive, purpose-built school in Deepcut. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our progressive and successful school for Children and Young Adults with a range of Special Educational Needs, from Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties to Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  Some students have complex medical conditions and/or physical disabilities. 

Personal attributes

We are looking for enthusiastic, imaginative and energetic teaching assistants who are willing to work across the school, supporting class teachers in the school’s vision to ensure students achieve high quality communication, independence and life skills.   You need to be committed to improving life outcomes for young people, open to learning new skills, and a team player.  The role can include working with young people with challenging behaviour, so you should be physically and emotionally resilient as well.

We are a supportive, happy, caring and hardworking school who put children at the heart of all we do.  A level 2 qualification in a relevant area is desirable but you would be joining an experienced, dedicated and well-trained team and would receive a full induction and support programme, as well as benefiting from a wide range of CPD and career progression opportunities.

We welcome visits - if you would like to make an appointment please contact the school office.

Our May 2023 Ofsted inspection noted that “During the inspection, one member of staff captured the views of many. They described the school as a ‘magical place’. Staff feel well supported by the headteacher and other leaders. Their workload and well-being are prioritised.” 

We are very proud of our school community; please look at our website for lots more information about our school. 

The successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is based on Surrey Pay PS3  (£21,269 - £21,776 Full Time Equivalent)

Actual/pro-rata salary is £15,121 - £15,481 (29.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

Hourly Rate is £11.33 - £11.60

Working Hours are Mon-Fri 8:50am-3:20pm, term time only.

There are also further opportunities to work additional hours at our established After School Club. 


Portesbery School
Newfoundland Road
GU16 6TA

Supporting documents

Safeguarding statement

Portesbery 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.

Deadline and how to apply

Applications should be received by Friday 13th October

Interview dates: week commencing Monday 16th October

Start Date: As soon as possible

Please apply via our eTeach advert 

Alternatively you can complete the application form below and email it to (or post/hand deliver it to the school office).


Job reference: TA-2023