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  • Earliest start date

    4 June 2024

  • Latest start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 33.75 hours term time - 0830-1630 Monday, 0830-1530 Tuesday to Friday term time plus INSETs and Twilights

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 to £25,119

Additional allowances

SEN £1,456.40

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications & Experience

- Relevant qualifications to include either A Levels, NVQ3 (including English and Maths) or NNEB plus GCSEs grades A to C / 9-4 in English and Maths or recognised equivalent - essential

- In the absence of the relevant qualifications the candidate must have at least 2 years relevant experience supported by a written statement from a line manager and demonstrate that they meet the professional literacy and numeracy standards expected of the role at interview - essential

- Have attended relevant SEN specific CPD - essential

- Experience with pupils with learning difficulties / SEN - desirable

- 2 years’ experience within a school-based setting / learning environment - desirable

- Qualified First Aider - desirable

Skills and Abilities

- Proven skills in basic literacy and numeracy - essential

- Good planning and organisational skills - essential

- Ability to implement outcomes set by the Multi-Disciplinary and Behaviour teams - essential

- Able to communicate effectively with pupils, parents and other staff - essential

- Able to accurately record progress and keep class records up to date - essential

- Ability to make use of ICT to support pupils’ learning - essential

- Able to confidently and competently apply knowledge and skills acquired from training into a practical classroom context - essential

- Able to motivate and encourage pupils - essential

- Intuitive, imaginative and creative - essential

- Ability to recognise different types of behaviours and differentiate actions accordingly - essential

What the school offers its staff

What we offer you:

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training with a commitment to supporting and coaching you towards excellent practice
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance with a supportive whole staff team and governing body
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • an exciting and challenging role
  • a highly professional staff team
  • onsite parking

Further details about the role

“Brookfields is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school. Staff are highly skilled. They know pupils exceptionally well. Staff understand pupils’ needs precisely. Pupils told us that they really like their school and described it as ‘the best’. They feel happy and safe here because they know that adults care about them” (Ofsted 2019).

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, creative and hardworking people to our staff team. Experience within a school environment could be an advantage but is not essential as high quality induction and ongoing training will be provided.

Responsibilities will include working under the direction of a qualified Teacher to consistently promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour, supporting all pupils in their learning and development, in whole class settings, small groups or with individual pupils as directed, treating them with respect and consideration

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider

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About Brookfields Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0118 942 1382

SEN School catering for 3 to 19 year olds

Arranging a visit to Brookfields Special School

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

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