2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
27.5 hours a week (8:45am – 3:15pm) – Core and Flex Contract Core weekly hours (permanent): 20 plus an additional 7.5 hours (fixed term) to be reviewed termly Term time only
Contract type
Salary grade B - £17, 842 – 18, 562 pro rata

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and committed individual to become a Learning Support Assistant at Garland Junior School. You will provide support for children with Education Health Care Plans, including pupils with an Autistic Spectrum diagnosis.

We can offer you:
• A new windows laptop.
• Negotiated flexible working hours.
• A warm and friendly team.
• Opportunities for professional development.
• An inclusive, diverse and encouraging community.

The successful candidate will:
• Have experience of working with Key Stage 2 pupils.
• Have a range of strategies to support autistic pupils.
• Communicate clearly and calmly.
• Be an excellent team worker.
• Enjoy providing children with memorable and positive experiences.

Garland is a successful and popular school, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be required to provide satisfactory references.

Applying for the job

If you like the sound of this opportunity, then you are encouraged to come and look around the school. Please ring Gail Richardson to arrange a visit and to receive an application pack. Alternatively, download and complete the attached application form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
School size
209 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact phone number
0118 9832776

About Garland Junior School

Garland Junior School is a two-form entry junior school situated in Burghfield Common, just outside Reading. The school serves a village community and is within easy access of the M4.
School leaders are proud of the inclusive ethos championed by all staff and the emphasis placed on building meaningful relationships with pupils and parents. This was recognised during the school's most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018: "...a caring and inclusive school, where every pupil is listened to."

School location

Clay Hill Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3HG

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