Teaching Assistant

For the Highwood Speech and Language Resource

Grade 3 FTE £18,795. Thursday and Friday only; 11.5 hours per week: 8.30am–3.30pm.
Actual Salary £4,974.


At Highwood we not only promote academic and sporting excellence but 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.

The governors at Highwood are seeking to appoint a highly skilled TA to work in our Speech and Language Resource. Hours are 11.5 per week, 8.30am–3.30pm Term time Thursday and Fridays + inset days.

We are looking for a someone who:

  • Can evidence recent experience of working with children who require speech and language support
  • Is keen to develop own skills and practice
  • Is able to draw on recent experience of working with children with additional needs
  • Is able to support class teachers by adapting quickly depending on the needs of the child
  • Is able to work in a number of different year groups
  • Has a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy
  • Is able to use own initiative to adapt plans and prepare additional resources when required
  • Is highly organised and self-motivated

The school can offer:

  • Welcoming and supportive colleagues within the school and local cluster.
  • A unique opportunity to work in Wokingham’s only Speech and Language Resource
  • Delightful children from a diverse community.
  • Supportive parents
  • A well-resourced learning environment with vast amounts of outdoor space.
  • An effective partnership with teachers, parents and governors
  • Significant opportunities for Continuing Professional Development.
  • A strong appraisal process to further develop your skills as a professional.

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 0118 9265493.

Applications will be shortlisted on receipt.
If shortlisted for interview, you will be invited to attend an interview. We may ask to observe you in your current setting if appropriate. 


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

Highwood Primary School

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Highwood Primary School
Fairwater Drive
Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
RG5 3JE

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