Special Needs Teaching Assistants

Term time + inset days. Full time inc. lunchtime 8.45am–3.15pm.
Actual salary 28.75 hrs: £12,777.
Morning with lunchtime (21.25 hrs/week), 8.45am–1.15pm. Actual salary £9,444.
Afternoons with lunchtimes (17.5 hrs / week), 11.45am–3.15pm.
Actual salary £7,777 (FTE £19,312 wbc grade 3).

At Highwood we not only promote academic and sporting excellence; we also place a huge emphasis on teaching children the skills they need to become effective learners. The learning behaviours we promote are Perseverance, Teamwork, Curiosity, Creativity, Reflection and Independence. We strongly believe that if our children continually develop these skills alongside making academic progress, then we have been successful in preparing them for our ever-changing world.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Special Needs Assistant with experience of working with children in a school or early years setting.

The role will involve supporting children with a range of additional needs whom you would support to achieve basic skills. 

Would suit an experienced special needs assistant who enjoys the challenge of working with children and delivering a personalised programme of learning. You must be well motivated and used to working autonomously.

It is also essential that you have good communication skills to support the parents of the child and to work within the classroom team. This is a challenging role, which would suit a calm, consistent support assistant. Experience of Intensive Interaction, PECS and Objects of Reference would be preferable, but not essential.

Please note that Lunch Times is an integral part of the role and is not subject to change. (A break will be included for those working full day).

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To find out more about our school please visit www.highwood.wokingham.sch.uk

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Further details and an application pack can be obtained from Mrs Cindy Edwards, School Business Manager, please telephone to discuss the positions and request an information pack on 01189 265493. Applications will be shortlisted on receipt, and you may be contacted for an interview. References will be applied for before interview. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and an observed task at the school if possible or may be held over a web conferencing application.

Highwood Primary School
Fairwater Drive, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire RG5 3JE
Tel: 0118 926 5493    Fax: 0118 926 6819
Head Teacher: Mr M Hickey BA(Ed), PE QTS

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS will be sought from the successful candidate.

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