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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 7:16am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - To start from February 2023 or as soon as possible Hours of work: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day (8.30am– 3.30pm) Status: Permanent, term time only

Contract type


Actual salary

£14,627 to £15,165 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

To start from February 2023 or as soon as possible

Hours of work: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day (8.30am– 3.30pm)

Status: Permanent, term time only

The school are looking to appoint a passionate and creative Teaching Assistant to join our diverse school.

We require an enthusiastic individual to work with the class teacher providing support and assistance in the development, learning, and support of students. Your day will be split spending half the day supporting KS2 Year 4 and 5 classes. There may also be some support required for individual children with SEN needs.

The ideal candidate will display previous experience working as a Teaching or Learning Support Assistant and have experience of working with children with SEND. You must have a willingness to help a range of children with varied needs, have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and be able to work confidently as part of a team.

Past experience of covering the class teacher at agreed times would be ideal but any candidate with the enthusiasm to work in a school and support the progress of children in a learning environment is welcome to apply.

What the school offers its staff

Your duties will include:

  • Supporting the class teacher to implement planned lesson learning activities
  • Engage and support individual pupils and groups in their learning (e.g. reading & writing)
  • Provide classroom support to children including those with additional SEND needs
  • Attending to first aid incidents
  • General support in the classroom planning resources and setting up the classroom
  • Providing administrative support to the class teacher to prepare resources for class
  • Supervising children on the playground at break times and during lunchtimes
  • Creating informative and exciting classroom displays

We are seeking candidates that have:

  • Previous experience of working with children is preferable
  • Commitment to working with children with SEND
  • A good standard of English and Maths is essential Grade C or equivalent
  • An ability to work with a team and diverse staff/pupil groups
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • Exceptional, highly motivated and hard-working
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Patience and commitment to work with young people, some with challenging needs

Further details about the role

If you are interested please contact the school office for an application pack or download from www.thamesideprimary.co.uk, About Us, Come & Work for us! Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Closing date: Tuesday 31st January 2023

Interview Date: TBC

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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About Thameside Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
393 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Primary School ,situated in the heart of Caversham, we are an extension of our diverse local community with more than 30 languages spoken here. We are very proud of our inclusive nature and believe that every child – whatever their ability or background - deserves the best possible start in life.

Arranging a visit to Thameside Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk.

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