Teaching Assistant as Resource

Required asap. Term-time only.
Salary Band B/C dependent on experience.
£16,394–£17,972 (Full Time Equivalent Salary); £12,096–£13,260 (pro rata salary)
Closing date: noon, Thursday 13 December 2018.


This is an excellent opportunity to join Fir Tree School, a primary school in the Newbury Academy Trust. We are a growing school, striving for achievement for all our pupils, looking for an outstanding colleague who can make a difference. In return we invest in your career, providing a bespoke CPD package, opportunities to work across the Trust and the wider local area, and a comprehensive staff benefits package. 

We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated Teaching Assistant to join our AS (Autistic Spectrum) resource based at Fir Tree. This is a West Berkshire resource provision for children with specific AS difficulties. The successful candidate will be a confident professional.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support children in mainstream lessons as well as within the resource to access the curriculum
  • Be able to work closely with a range of teachers and professionals
  • Have a sound general level of education
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A good sense of humour
  • Enthusiasm and patience

Visits are welcome by appointment and our Teacher In Charge, Mrs Pearse is happy to answer any questions – please telephone on 01635 42129.

If you feel that you have the experience and drive for this role we would like to hear from you.

Application is by letter and application form to the Headteacher, Mrs Wood, the latter to include the names and addresses of two appropriate referees.

Further details can be obtained from the School Office on 01635 42129, by email to office@firtree.newburyacademytrust.org or visit the school’s website www.firtreeschool.co.uk.

Closing date: Thursday 13th December by 12 noon.
Interviews: Morning of Monday 17th December. 


The school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Fir Tree School

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Fir Tree School
Fir Tree Lane
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2RA

Fir Tree School is part of the Newbury Academy Trust.

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