Band D, SCP 5–9. Gross salary range £19,312–£20,903 pa.
Full time, 37 hours per week.
Required to start immediately.
Closing date: Monday 18 January 2021.

Judged as “OUTSTANDING” by OFSTED in October 2014 and January 2019

Have you got the energy, visionand passion for SEN
and a good sense of fun to join our team?

The Castle School meets the individual needs of 173 pupils between 3 and 19 years, all of whom have learning difficulties.

The Headteacher & Governors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, pro-active Caretaker to assist in the maintenance of the school grounds and school buildings, provide security for both our sites and liaise with contractors.

The successful applicant will work under the direction of the School Business Manager and Site Controller. The new Caretaker will be required to work shifts to fit in with the needs of the school.

Teamwork is embedded in the culture of the school
and working together successfully further enhances
the high-quality teaching and learning.
OFSTED January 2019

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Significant repair and maintenance skills.
  • Gardening/grounds maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety standards and procedures.
  • Be organised and able to prioritise work loads.
  • Take pride in their work.
  • Be able to drive and hold a Clean Driving Licence.

Applicants will need to have excellent people skills, a warm and caring personality and a good sense of humour. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils and staff is important. Opportunities for training are available.

Pupils’ safety and well-being have the highest priority for all staff.
Staff are highly motivated and enjoy working at the school.
OFSTED January 2019

Visits to the school are encouraged (subject to current Covid restrictions); for an application pack please visit our school website: or email the school office on and we will send you out a pack.

Please send completed applications to

Closing date: Monday 18 January 2021.
Interviews: w/c 25 January 2021.

The Castle School
Love Lane, Donnington, Newbury, Berks RG14 2JG
Tel: 01635 42976
Headteacher: Jon Hewitt 


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. All successful applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening including checks with current and previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

The Castle School

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The Castle School
Love Lane
RG14 2JG

Headteacher – Jon Hewitt

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