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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours per week - term time only plus 5 INSET days and hours during school holiday periods

Contract type


Actual salary

£22,310 to £25,172 Per year

Additional allowances

plus £1,109 SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Preparation for Adulthood Team Member for Horticulture and Community Enterprise

32.5 hours per week - term time only plus 5 INSET days and hours during school holiday periods

Required: As soon as possibleLocation:Woodley, Reading

Addington School is an outstanding special school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.All our pupils’ primary need is a learning difficulty that is either moderate, severe or profound, with up to 50 percent also having Autism.All pupils have an Education and Health Care Plan and we are currently accommodating up to 290 pupils aged between 3 and 19 years across 2 sites – Woodley and Farley Hill.

We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated team member to lead on Horticulture and Community Enterprise as part our Preparation for Adulthood curriculum offer.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a special school judged ‘outstanding’ with a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team.
  • An environment committed to staff development and growing leadership.
  • A school with a coaching and collaborative culture.
  • Membership of an inclusive learning community with SEND expertise.
  • A school where creativity and innovation is encouraged.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Free Car Parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Wellbeing Group, Flu Vaccinations, Access to Private Medical Scheme.

You will work with teachers across school to provide pupils with experiences that will enable them to develop skills and knowledge and an enjoyment of Horticulture. For some students you will be building work skills for future employment. This will include collaborating with community groups, developing enterprise opportunities and providing resources and guidance for Horticulture based lessons. It will include delivering horticulture lessons to pupil groups, and individual work with pupils to support their wellbeing and mental health.

With a Level 3 qualification and a good knowledge of vocational qualifications, you will have working knowledge of horticulture, potential linked career opportunities as well as previous experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs.

You will have the ability to lead projects, collaborate with others and will be committed to getting the best out of our pupils.

What the school offers its staff

To apply, please submit an application form before the closing date. To access the application form, please visit www.addington.wokingham.sch.uk.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed, please contact Amanda Cherry, HR Manager on 0118 966 9073 to arrange a visit.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing Date: Sunday 30th June 2024

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening and safer recruitment checks appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and DBS.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Addington School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
289 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Arranging a visit to Addington School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email amandac@addington.wokingham.sch.uk.

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