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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£15,932 to £16,470 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.15pm, 30 Hours per week, Term time only

Would you like to work at Thameside Primary?

Do you have an interest to work with children?

We currently have a SEN Teaching Assistant position available in the school.

At Thameside we celebrate inclusiveness, belonging and integrity as well as valuing and nurturing differences between us. This is an exciting time to join Thameside as we continue our journey to improve provision and progress for all of our children.

The school are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant to join our diverse school and to work with specific children with complex SEND needs including willing to work on a 1:1 basis.

We require a caring and supportive individual to work with young children with challenging behavioural needs to assist them with their development and learning.

The ideal candidate will have transferable experience of working with children with challenging needs. You must be resilient and be willing to persevere to build rapport with children with complex learning and behavioural difficulties.

It is a challenging but very rewarding role! You can make a world of difference to a child’s learning experience.

If you have experience of working with children in a similar capacity but not in a school setting, we would still like to hear from you.

Your duties will include:

  • Supporting the class teacher to implement planned lesson learning activities for SEN children
  • Interact and engage with individual pupils with complex SEN needs in a class and 1:1 basis through indoor and outdoor activities
  • Keeping children safe in their surroundings and activities they engage in including dealing with first aid incidents
  • Providing administrative support to the class teacher to prepare resources for class or specific children
  • Supervising children on the playground at break times and during lunchtimes

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
  • Resilience, patience and commitment to work with young people, some with challenging needs

What the school offers its staff

If you are interested please contact the School Business Manager - sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk 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: Will consider applications on receipt of application forms returned.

Interviews will be arranged on receipt of applications.

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
374 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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