We are looking to recruit a resilient Teaching
Assistant who wants to be part of our improvement journey. This role is instrumental in the day-to-day support of student learning in our classrooms.
You will be expected to work on a 1:1 basis with specific students, often the
most vulnerable, assisting them with their class work in a range of subjects
from key stage 3 to GCSE
The main responsibilities
of this role are as follows:
- To support the phase leader and teacher in the delivery of
support to students with social emotional and mental health needs.
- To complement the work of teachers by supporting the
individual needs of students for whom behaviour, attendance and other factors
are barriers to learning
- Providing classroom support to those who have barriers to
learning to ensure they have access the curriculum and are able to work
independently and within groups to make progress.
- To support the supervision of students during break and
- To support the Pastoral Team in
managing behaviour, being on hand to support throughout the day across all year
Successful applicants will be passionate about
transforming the lives of young people and bring with them an abundance of
enthusiasm which can encourage engagement and commitment from our students.
Whilst experience is not necessary, you must have a good standard of literacy,
be adaptable and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life, have a
calm manner and be able to work as part of a team.
You will enjoy nurturing young people to help them
grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values
of “opportunity, diversity and success for all”.
Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental
Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health
Care Plans (EHCP).Our mission is to recognise each and every one of
our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the
whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be
a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with
challenging behaviour. The school is proud to have
recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new
facilities for both pupils and staff.
In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the
Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”.
The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos,
and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own
community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community
within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child
and every member of staff will be nurtured
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
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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