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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, Term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24054 to £27852

Pay scale

WBC Grade F

Additional allowances

SEN allowance £1188 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Castle @ Theale is a brand new provision for students aged 11-19 with SEMH and ASD run by The Castle School. As we develop our exceptional curriculum pathways, our team is growing. Do you want to be part of shaping its future?

You will work closely with class teachers to create exceptional learning environments and support the delivery of an exciting curriculum in a truly therapeutic setting. You will have experience of working with SEMH/ASD children and a passion for person centred learning and therapeutic approaches.

You will support the needs of pupils as individuals or in small groups throughout the day.You will be required to help implement educational plans and provide assistance with programmes devised by other professionals and therapists.

You will need to have excellent people skills and a warm and caring personality. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils, parents and other staff is essential. A wide range of training and development opportunities are available and all staff are encouraged and supported to take up these opportunities.

This position will be based at our Theale site RG7 5BZ.

The Castle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant checks including online searches to help to identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to your suitability for the role, which the school may want to explore further with you.

What the school offers its staff

For the successful candidate, we can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with highly experienced, devoted colleagues and students who value the experiences we provide, within a dynamic, creative, therapeutic environment
  • A bespoke package of support and CPD to enable you to grow and develop into who you are aspiring to be
  • A caring, positive and inclusive environment
  • Well trained, professional and supportive governors
  • Freedom to innovate and an active role in contributing to the shared vision of the school

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this and are in line with KCSIE guidance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Baring Service checks along with other relevant checks including online searches to help identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to their suitability.

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About The Castle School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
175 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
01635 42976

The Castle School caters for children with a variety of complex learning difficulties from the ages of 3 to 19 offering a range of provision for different ages, stages and needs.

The Castle School is a very welcoming and open school with a caring and highly-specialised staff team who are committed to supporting the education of all our pupils and make our school a very special place. We pride ourselves on our warm, caring and supportive atmosphere; a place where children can flourish, learn, enjoy and be happy; a community where we value and embrace support from parents, professionals and friends.

Arranging a visit to The Castle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@castle.w-berks.sch.uk.

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