Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones School is an Independent Day Special School and alternative provision for children aged 7-19 years. Originally for those with moderate physical and learning difficulties, it now admits children with a broader spectrum of learning difficulties, including those on the autistic spectrum. The Ofsted inspection in 2019, once again, judged the school Good with Outstanding features.

We are fortunate to have state-of-the art school buildings with extensive grounds, which provide a stimulating, ever-evolving environment to meet the needs of all our learners. 

Our original Tower Road site is now our primary provision.  Two minutes’ walk away is our secondary site: Undershaw, which is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home in Surrey.  The facilities emphasise our pupil-centred approach. Our expectation is to provide an inspirational school in an historic location. Our vision for the future will also focus on supporting students to develop their employability skills.   The School has received substantial support from two charitable foundations: COINS and DFN. The School is a very positive and supportive community, with a motivated and cohesive staff who are very committed to the children and their families.  


Teaching Assistant

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support a student who is joining our school in September 2020.  As a 1:1 Transition TA you will support our new student with all aspects of their education and school life as they join our Tower Road site, and adapt to their new school over the course of their first term with us.  You will be supported by a strong and welcoming team of staff and specialists.  

Please note that due to the nature of the role, we are only able to initially offer a one-term, fixed-term contract.  The salary is £16,408pa FTE, paid on a pro-rata basis.

The closing date for this vacancy is 1 September 2020 with interviews taking place shortly thereafter.


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All candidates must complete an application form and covering letter of introduction, to be returned to our Office Manager, Karen, at the following email address:  You may also send in an application by post to FAO The Office Manager, Stepping Stones, Undershaw, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ to arrive before the closing deadline.

Stepping Stones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.