163 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January

  • Closing date

    31 December 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week, term time only plus 2 INSET days.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Pay scale

Grade 4, SCP 7. Fulltime £24,294. Actual £16,621.42

What skills and experience we're looking for

Maiden Erlegh School is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant for a period of maternity cover, to support the needs of individual pupils and small groups in accordance with school policy and government initiatives in the pursuit of hight standards of pupil’s achievement.

Key skills, qualifications and experience for this role include:

  • NVQ Level 2 / CACHE Level 2 Certificate or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Knowledge of the school curriculum
  • Knowledge of the standard of work expected from pupils
  • Some experience with children with special needs is desirable but not essential

The successful applicant will enjoy working with 11-18-year-olds. You must 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 team. You will share our inclusive values which are to Aim high – Be inclusive – Work together; and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

Maiden Erlegh School is a highly successful comprehensive school for students from 11-18 years old, situated in Earley, near Reading. Our students are a delight to work with and relationships between students and staff are extremely positive and constructive.  Students are keen to learn, curious, respectful, polite and fun. They rise to challenges positively and enthusiastically and have high expectations of themselves. This is why they achieve such impressive academic and personal successes, and our results continue to improve year on year - this year placing us in the top 50 schools nationally for Progress 8. We also have a thriving 6th form and many of our students stay on to study here.

Our staff are dedicated, talented professionals who go the extra mile for the students because they are committed to helping them realise their dreams, achieve the greatest possible success, overcome any personal challenges. Teachers are passionate about their subjects and focused on delivering varied and stimulating lessons. Support staff work tirelessly to ensure the school can provide the best education possible. We have an excellent professional development offering for all of our staff which helps ensure they are satisfied in their work. We seek to develop and motivate our colleagues at every opportunity, and we offer a very warm welcome to all our new team members when they join us.

To learn more about our school, please visit our website www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk.

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.

Benefits

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Maiden Erlegh School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1837 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Maiden Erlegh School is an Outstanding 11-19 secondary school in Wokingham, Berkshire and a part of Maiden Erlegh Trust.

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