Classroom Support Assistant

Required asap; term-time only. Actual salary £12,303–£12,800 pa.
8.45am–3.15pm, Monday to Friday.
Closing date: Monday 20 January 2020. 

We are also seeking
Supply Support Assistants – SEN

Grade C, £10.44–£10.86 per hour inclusive of holiday pay 8.45am–3.15pm

The Castle School
A specialist college for communication and interaction
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.

To meet the needs of individual pupils, we are seeking support assistants (for supply staff, this will be on a casual basis to support when staff are absent for training). You will be working with pupils across the school (age range 3–19 years) who have learning difficulties, experience of Autism in an educational setting will be an advantage.

Working closely with the class teacher, you will support the needs of pupils as individuals or in small groups throughout the day, you will be required to implement education plans and provide assistance with programmes devised by other therapists.

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

You will also be required to assist with pupils’ personal needs. You will work across both school sites and in a variety of classrooms, so will need to be flexible and adaptable.

Applicants will need to 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.

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

Please contact Natasha King for application packs or further information on 01635 42976 or email

Closing date: Monday 20 January 2020.
Interviews: w/c 3 February 2020.

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

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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