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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: We wish to appoint a patient, calm and high-motivated Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to support children at our friendly, inclusive and welcoming 3 form-entry school.

Contract type


Actual salary

£15,980-£16,542 (pro-rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The post holder will possess effective communication skills and will interact professionally with children and our staff team to ensure that children get the most out of provided learning activities and play, both independently and with their peers. We are looking for candidates with a can-do attitude who show a good understanding of young people and can work with students who may respond to particular approaches to engage them successfully. Some children may require personal care and/or playtime support, to help them develop good relationships with other children and positive play skills.

What the school offers its staff

The successful applicant will be passionate about working with children who have additional needs and helping them to access their learning successfully. They will show willingness to work in partnership with teachers, LSAs and other professionals to enable children to communicate effectively, manage their emotional successfully and develop independence. They will need to work under the direction of the class teacher/s and SENCo but must demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative to get the best from the children.

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 Penn Wood Primary and Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
694 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

The successful applicant will be energetic, passionate and ambitious, promoting high expectations of all children. They will skilfully work in partnership with teachers, LSAs and other professionals to ensure the best provision and achieve the best outcomes for our pupils. Experience of, or an interest in, Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing approach would be desirable, as the school is a Training Centre.

The post holder will possess excellent communication skills and a clear commitment to their own and others’ professional development. In return, we can offer you a warm and welcoming ethos, well-equipped environment and a supportive Governing board, staff team and parent body. Staff speak highly of the professional learning opportunities they are given at Penn Wood and you would join a team where high standards of teaching, learning and professionalism are shared and valued.

Application packs are available on our school website: http//www.pennwood.slough.sch.uk/

Please send completed forms to dawn_pauffley@pennwood.slough.sch.uk, taking care to write to the criteria in the Person Specification.

Our School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders who work in a regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory ‘Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check’ – please ensure that you have read our safeguarding statement.

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