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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£18,288 - £19,660

Pay scale

WBC Grade D

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance £1,188

What skills and experience we're looking for

As a Teaching Assistant you will 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 based in our Theale site.

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

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

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
170 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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