• Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Term Time only
  • Wokingham, Berkshire
  • 17057 - 17326 £ / Year
  • 21 April 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

30 Hours per week, Term time only plus 2 INSET days

8.50am – 4.15pm Monday, 8.50am – 3.25pm Tuesday – Friday

£16,063 – 16,332 plus £994 SEN Allowance = £17,057 – £17,326 Per year

Addington School is a large all age outstanding special school catering for pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities, many of whom also have associated sensory, motor, medical and behavioural needs.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to induction, professional development and on-going support to all of our staff.

We are currently recruiting Learning Support Assistants to work at our main school site based in Woodley and are particularly interested to hear from applicants with an interest in supporting pupils in our Access Department which offers bespoke learning to each individual pupil providing the best opportunities for developing learning, communication and social skills.

The majority of learners in the Access department range from age 8 – 19 years, with a range of developmental and physical needs.

Providing support to the class teacher, you will assist with the general management of pupils, preparing the classroom, setting out resources and supporting with pupils’ individual needs.

You will support with the management of pupils with difficult and dangerous behaviours and implement behaviour management plans as required.

Using your previous experience and knowledge of supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, you will have the ability to work 1-2-1 with pupils or with small groups whilst recognising that each child has specific needs. You will have the ability to adapt strategies based on pupils’ age and physical presentation.

With the ability to work independently or as part of a team, you will nurture and develop pupils through careful and sensitive support and intervention and will understand the pressure and requirement that this entails.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a special school judged ‘outstanding’ with a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team
  • An environment committed to staff development and growing leadership
  • A school with a coaching and collaborative culture
  • Membership of an inclusive learning community with SEND expertise
  • A school where creativity and innovation is encourage
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Free Car Parking, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Wellbeing Group, Flu Vaccinations, Access to Private Medical Scheme

Please contact Amanda Cherry, HR Manager on 0118 966 9073 if you wish to discuss any further information.

To apply, please submit an application form before the closing date – https://www.addington.wokingham.sch.uk/vacancies-1/vacancies

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Addington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All employees of Addington school are required to undergo safeguarding checks which will include reference checks and enhanced DBS checks.

To apply for this job please visit www.addington.wokingham.sch.uk.