Teaching Assistant

Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge, Reading, RG4 9LN

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 August 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (12 months)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 3, SP5 £19,650

Actual salary

Grade 3, SP5 £13,567

Teaching Assistant job summary

Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge is proud to celebrate its recent ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome. This is a fantastic reflection of just how far the school has come in recent years and recognisesall the work done by our staff. It is also testament to the hard work, maturity and energy of our students, and the support of our parent community. We are a small school but with a big heart. Since joining the Maiden Erlegh Trust in 2018 the school has seen a marked change in its fortunes and is now known for its calm classrooms, strong focus on behaviour and well-developed teaching and learning.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant to provide support to students and teachers in a classroom environment. Day to day responsibilities will be varied but will include:

  • Providing day to day classroom support to students, and assisting with pupil behaviour
  • Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils
  • Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model
  • Encouraging students to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Have highly effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Have the ability to recognise and manage challenging behaviour
  • Work as part of a team or on your own initiative.
  • Understand that punctuality is imperative
  • Be a hard worker
  • Want to and be part of a really supportive Inclusion team

The successful applicant will be energetic and enthusiastic and enjoy working with 11-16-year olds. You will enjoy nurturing young people to grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all”

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.


Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and 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 Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
341 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

11-16 secondary school in Sonning Common, part of Maiden Erlegh Trust

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If you would like to have an informal chat with our hiring manager about this post or visit our wonderful school, please email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who will help organise this.

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