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KS2 Teaching Assistant

Birch Hill School
Bracknell Grade K (£9.31-£9.67 per hour)
Birch Hill School, Leppington, Bracknell, Berkshire
Working Pattern:
Term Time
32.5 hours per week. 8.30am - 3.30pm term time + 3 Inset days.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/09/2020 at 09:00 AM
Birch Hill School

The children, staff and governors are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our friendly, hardworking team. Candidates must have experience of supporting children in school. This role will involve supporting children who are in upper KS2 who have ASD or ADHD, working with them in class or 1:1. Experience of working with children with similar needs is desirable.  The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and have a sense of humour. Duties include supporting children in class and in small groups, doing a daily lunch duty and class administration tasks as required.

Hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break working term time plus 3 Inset days. 

The school is a two form entry primary with a Nursery. The school is well resourced and has extensive outside space. There are currently 400 children on roll.

Birch Hill Primary has just been judged Good in our Ofsted report (October 2019).

Our report acknowledges:
 Teachers make lessons interesting, pupils learn quickly and have a wide range of opportunities.
 Pupils say they have lots of friends and they feel safe.
 The school is at the centre of the community.
 Leaders and governors are ambitious for the pupils to succeed

Please contact Mrs Light, School Business Manager, by email should you require any further information.  sbm@birchhillprimaryschool.co.uk.

Under current guidelines, school visits are not permitted. 

Interviews will be held in September. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and interviews may be arranged before the closing date if suitable candidates apply. Please apply as soon as possible.  If you have not heard from us by 15th September, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. 

Address: Leppington, Birch Hill Primary School, Bracknell RG12 7WW

Telephone: 01344 455815

Website: www.birchhillprimaryschool.co.uk

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. Disability 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. Safeguarding 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. References 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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