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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,288 and £19,660.83

Additional allowances

SEN allowance of £1,234 per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Castle @ Theale is a new provision for students aged 11-19 with SEMH and ASD run by The Castle School.

We are growing our team and seeking Teaching Assistants to help create exceptional learning environments and help to support the delivery of an exciting curriculum in a truly therapeutic setting. This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for someone with SEMH/ASD experience, a passion for person centred learning and therapeutic approaches, to be involved in a new provision.

You will work closely with the class teacher and HLTA to support the needs of pupils as individuals or in small groups throughout the day.

You will have excellent people skills and a warm and caring personality. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils, parents and other staff is important. Opportunities for training are available and all staff are encouraged to take up these opportunities.

This role is 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only and based in our Theale site.

This position will be based at our Theale site RG7 5BZ.

Closing Date: 15 March 2024

Interviews: TBC

We reserve the right to hold interviews before the closing date if we receive applications from people who match the person specification criteria, so we encourage you to apply early.

The Castle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and is in line with guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant checks including online searches to help to identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to your suitability for the role, which the school may want to explore further with you.

What the school offers its staff

For the successful candidate, we can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with highly experienced, devoted colleagues and students who value the experiences we provide, within a dynamic, creative, therapeutic environment
  • A bespoke package of support and CPD to enable you to grow and develop into who you are aspiring to be
  • A caring, positive and inclusive environment
  • Well trained, professional and supportive governors
  • Freedom to innovate and an active role in contributing to the shared vision of the school

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this and are in line with KCSIE guidance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Baring Service checks along with other relevant checks including online searches to help identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to their suitability.

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About The Castle School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
175 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
01635 42976

The Castle School caters for children with a variety of complex learning difficulties from the ages of 3 to 19 offering a range of provision for different ages, stages and needs.

The Castle School is a very welcoming and open school with a caring and highly-specialised staff team who are committed to supporting the education of all our pupils and make our school a very special place. We pride ourselves on our warm, caring and supportive atmosphere; a place where children can flourish, learn, enjoy and be happy; a community where we value and embrace support from parents, professionals and friends.

Arranging a visit to The Castle School

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

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