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Learning Support Assistant 1:1

Pines School
£13,609 to £14,415 take home salary before deductions.
The Pines School, Hanworth Road, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
32.5 hours per week. Monday – Friday, 8.30 to 15.30 with an unpaid 30 minute lunchbreak. (Fixed Term Contract to 31 August 2019).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/09/2019 at 09:00 AM
Pines School

We are seeking to appoint an experienced 1:1 Teaching Assistant to provide support for a named pupil. The role will involve working with the child in the classroom and supporting the learning as directed by the teacher.

The successful candidate will join a supportive, friendly and committed team of staff. A full induction programme is offered alongside good professional development opportunities.

Ideally you should have experience of working with pupils who have autism. If you are passionate about young people, and thrive on working in a busy environment, this is a great opportunity for you. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relate well to young people and possess Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Working as part of a team is a crucial aspect of the role, so you must have a flexible attitude to react to different situations throughout the school day and the ability to use your own initiative within the learning environment.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is:

  • Experienced at working with behavioural issues, specifically autism
  • Able to deliver learning activities with an individual child (or group of children) under the direction of a teacher.
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated.
  • Friendly, caring, hardworking with high expectations.
  • Well qualified. Applicants MUST have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent).

In return we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn.
  • A second to none well-resourced environment which promotes independent and creative learning.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A team of committed, talented and motivated staff.
  • A culture which encourages collaborative working and sharing of best practice.

The school itself has extensive grounds, a large staff car park and is easily reached by car and bus. 

Previous experience for this role is essential. Induction and support will be provided.

 If you feel you would enjoy the opportunity that this role would offer, we would be delighted to hear from you. Tours of the school once term has restarted on 3rd September are encouraged - please contact Mrs Williams in the school office by email secretary@thepinesschool.org.uk.

(Fixed Term Contract to 31 August 2020 with a view to extend subject to funding).

Interviews:  w/c 16th September 2019

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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