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Specialist Behaviour Support HLTA

Addington Special SchoolWokingham

32.5 per week, term time only plus 5 INSET days

Addington School is a large all age Outstanding Special School on the edge of Reading located in Woodley 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.

An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Behaviour Support HLTA to work collaboratively with the Behaviour Service, ASD Service and class teams to support pupils with special educational needs and significant challenging behaviours.

With previous experience of working with pupils with special needs, you will have knowledge and an understanding of challenging behaviours, be a good listener and will be sensitive to pupils needs. Using a non-confrontational approach, you will have the ability to support and enable pupils to extend their access to the school curriculum and maintain their school placement.

You will provide group and 1-2-1 support for identified pupils whilst establishing and building positive relationships. You will have experience of training staff in proactive strategies to deescalate challenging behaviour and ideally an understanding of the techniques of Team Teach. A key part of your role will be to lead and support staff through training and modelling techniques to implement behaviour programmes and to manage and analyse associated data.

For a further discussion about the role, please contact Simone Pengraeve, Behaviour Support Lead or Amanda Cherry, HR Administrator on 0118 966 9073.

For further details, please visit To apply, please submit an application form to Please note, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: 22 January 2021

Interview date: 10 February 2021

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.