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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 4, SCP 7. Full time £24,294. Actual £18,601 Includes (LWA)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Birch Hill Primary School and Nursery are looking to appoint a dedicated Teaching Assistant to work within their Special Resource Provision (SRP). The school is committed to providing an inclusive community for all learners and have a SRP class, in order to fully support children across both Key Stage 1 & 2 with a diagnosis of Autism and Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD).

This is a Teaching Assistant role, working 8.30am – 3.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break, where you will be working within both our SRP class and also supporting individuals and small groups to access their mainstream provision. We are really proud of our children and are certain that you would be too.

You will at times be working in the main school supporting children in class, in small groups and working 1:1 with children.

You would be joining our friendly, supportive and expert team at Birch Hill Primary School and Nursery during an exciting time as we become part of Maiden Erlegh Trust. We are a two-form entry school serving families in the Birch Hill and Hanworth districts of Bracknell Forest.

The successful candidate will be hard working and committed, and will be able to inspire, motivate and encourage children at all levels. We are looking for a team player who can support both the children in their care and the colleagues with whom they will be working with.

Our school, set in spacious grounds, offers a calm and purposeful working atmosphere. Our staff are dedicated to do the very best for all our pupils, regardless of any additional needs or various backgrounds. If you feel you could join our inspiring workforce, then please apply.

We are looking for the following skills and qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 / CACHE Level 2 Certificate or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Someone who is passionate about making a difference and working with children with special needs.
  • An experienced Teaching Assistant who is confident in working with children who have a range of additional needs i.e. ASD, Speech and language, sensory regulation and cognition and learning.
  • Limitless patience and empathy; being able to communicate clearly and build a trusting relationship with the children you are supporting.
  • Highly organised and adaptable; with and a commitment to ensuring your actions meet the schools high-standards and help us meet our strategic goals.
  • A team player who has the ability to rise to challenges

The successful candidate will be hard working and committed, and will be able to inspire, motivate and encourage children at all levels.

Staff wellbeing is a key focus of our school, we recognise that the job can be tough at times, but we also value the rewards it brings. We are looking for a team player who can support both the children in their care and the colleagues with whom they will be working with.

If you feel you have what it takes and are ready to join our passionate team working here, then we look forward to hearing from you. Please apply now!

To learn more about our school, please visit our website


What the school offers its staff

About the Trust

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to developing a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community of highly effective schools that deliver excellent education opportunities for the children and young people of the communities we serve.  Through our work we will ensure that our children are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to deal with the demands of an ever-changing world. The Trust currently comprises eight schools in the local area, with a variety of settings including primary, secondary, special and a PRU.  As a Trust, we encourage professional development at all levels through the use of cross Trust networks to share best practice and ideas.  We also actively encourage the promotion of staff to different roles within the Trust and to different settings in line with their career aspirations.  Click Work @ Maiden Erlegh Trust to find out more information about why you should work for Maiden Erlegh Trust and to read testimonials from existing staff.


Further information about some of the staff benefits that Maiden Erlegh Trust offers its employees, can be found on our website.

Staff Wellbeing is very important to us.  As a staff member of Maiden Erlegh Trust these are just some of the examples of how we show our appreciation to staff.

  • We operate a system of ‘ME days’ allowing staff to request an additional day off per year to attend special events such as children’s sports days and graduations, family and friends' weddings.
  • CPD is available for all staff at all levels.
  • Free flu vaccinations are offered to all staff.
  • Free eye tests are provided for eligible staff.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided for staff regularly, including on many INSET days and as a thank you throughout the year.

If you believe that this is an environment where you can thrive, develop and substantially contribute to an exciting future for our students, then you are encouraged to explore further by contacting recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org  for a more detailed discussion, if required.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact the school directly.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as the Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

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About Birch Hill Primary School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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