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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12:20pm

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: Full time and part time hours available - 8.30am to 3.15pm, Term time only & inset days - Immediate and September 2024 start dates available.

Contract type


Actual salary

£7,020 to £17,550 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Various Full & Part Time Learning Support Assistant vacancies available at our school based in Tilehurst, Reading.

Full time and part time hours available - 8.30am to 3.15pm, Term time only & inset days - Immediate and September 2024 start dates available.

Full time - (31.25 hours) £17,550 per year
3 days - (18.75 hours) £10,530 per year
2 days - (12.5 hours) £7,020 per year

Are you a naturally caring person who wants the best for children? If yes, come and make a difference to the lives of pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Learning Support Assistants work as part of a team providing care and learning experiences for our pupils encouraging them to develop to the best of their potential.

We are looking for people who are patient, caring, supportive, flexible, have a good sense of humour, enjoy using their initiative and working as part of a team.

Previous experience of working with children and young people with SEN is an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided. Successful candidates need to be physically fit.

You will be based in one class and will help pupils with their learning, go out in the community and manage behaviour.

The Avenue is a day school for pupils aged 2 – 19 with complex special needs including those with significant health needs and autism.

What the school offers its staff

To apply, please visit the vacancy page of our website www.avenue.reading.sch.uk and fill in the forms that you’ll find in the Support Assistant recruitment section.

All completed forms must be returned to recruitment@avenue.reading.sch.uk by the closing date.

For more information, please call Vanessa Carrick on 0118 214 5257

Closing date: Applications reviewed upon submission

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Safeguarding our pupils is our priority.

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 The Avenue Special School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
204 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

The Avenue School Special Needs Academy is a day special school for boys and girls from the age of 2 – 19 with complex Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Arranging a visit to The Avenue Special School

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

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