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Bishopswood School

Teaching Assistant

Reference: 32936225-0f86-40b3-bb05-9994296ec426
Employer: Bishopswood School
Location: Reading
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Location: Sonning Common

Salary: From £16,793 to £18,269 per annum Grade 6 (scp8-13). £12.80-£13.93/hour

Job Type: Full time – Permanent: Term time only, 30 hours a week (part time hours will be considered), 8.45am-15.15pm

About Us:

Bishopswood School joined The Propeller Academy Trust in January 2023. It is a community, family orientated and rapidly growing special school. We provide specialist education for children aged 4-16 years with severe or profound learning difficulties, including those with complex needs and/or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

We are an ambitious and growing Trust which currently has three SEN schools in total: Fitzwaryn and Kingfisher, Primary through to Post-16 provision, and Bishopswood, Primary and Secondary provision co-located across two sites. The Trust spans five local authorities.

The Role:

Due to expansion, and with a new school pending, we are looking for passionate, proactive and dedicated Teaching Assistants who are dedicated to improving the learning opportunities for children and young people.

We would like to hear from you if:

  • You have good numeracy, literacy and ICT skills
  • You have the ability to work with a range of children and young people with additional and complex needs
  • You are a team player who can build good working relationships with colleagues
  • You are flexible, enthusiastic and resilient, with a good sense of humour
  • You are committed to ongoing personal development
  • You have high aspirations in teaching and learning for all children and young people

What can we offer you?

  • The opportunity to work with a progressive and forward thinking, Multi Academy Trust, where you are making the difference to the lives of young people
  • Opportunities for development and career progression
  • Extensive induction programme and ongoing CPD programme and training
  • A range of staff benefits including; one wellbeing day per term (after a qualifying period, pro rata for part time employees), access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a workplace pension scheme (LGPS)
  • A positive and friendly working environment
  • An opportunity to work with amazing group of children and young people

All applications will be considered on receipt and interviews arranged accordingly.

The Propeller Academy Trust and its member schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people according to child protection and safeguarding guidelines. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.All post holders are subject to the necessary pre-employment check, including a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, including a Child/Adult’s Barred List check (where applicable to the role in question). Additionally, shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

The Propeller Academy Trust is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, age, disability, marriage, or civil partnership.

This Job description is not exhaustive but outlines the main requirements.

Please click on the APPLY button to be redirected to the school’s site to download the application pack.

Please note CVs alone will not be accepted.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Student Support Tutor, Learning Support, Support Assistant, Learning Support Worker, Learning Support Assistant, Educational Support Assistant, Learning Support Worker, Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Support Assistant, Learning Assistant, Early Years Foundation Stage, Student Support, Learning Advisor, Learner Support, Guidance Advisor, Learning Assistant, TA, will also be considered for this role.

How to Apply

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