BANK Teaching Assistant (SEN) - Children's Education, West Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Hillcrest New Barn SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Supply
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Hillcrest New Barn School is looking for BANK Teaching Assistants to join their dedicated team. Salary £8.44 - £9.58 per hour, depending on experience.  The School is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.  

New Barn is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated School. It offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to boys and girls, aged 6 – 19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities. New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love for using the outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding. 

As a BANK Teaching Assistant for New Barn School, you will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey, which may have included all manner of setbacks in and outside of education. The successful candidates will have a varied role, which involves assisting the teacher in all aspects to ensure that pupils receive the most effective support. You will be able to demonstrate a practical, hands-on approach to aiding teaching and being prepared to go above and beyond.  

We are looking to appoint a flexible, dynamic and dedicated individual with previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

This role is offered on a bank contract and will give you the flexibility to choose your hours against the shifts we have available. This could also mean being called at short notice to cover annual leave, training, sickness and other hours in line with business needs.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties as a BANK Teaching Assistant will include:

•Providing day to day classroom support to the children, and assisting with pupil behaviour   

•Committing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our pupils   

•Establishing good relationships and acting as a role model   

•Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher in order to improve professional development  

•Helping to plan lessons by preparing materials and resources   

Key Skills Required

•Qualified to or be will to work towards an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistant (or have an equivalent qualification)

•Maths and English Language GCSE C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification 

•Understanding of the current national curriculum

•Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

•Ability to recognise and manage challenging behaviour

•Ideally, hold a full UK driving licence 

If you are a confident, adaptable and enthusiastic BANK Teaching Assistant (SEN) looking for a new role please apply immediately. In return, we offer a salary of £8.44 - £9.58 per hour, depending on experience, plus a range of company benefits.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications. 

Hillcrest New Barn School forms part of Outcomes First Group, the largest independent provider of high-quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we care for.

Our specialist care, education and therapeutic services support children and young adults with complex needs and learning disabilities including autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our approach increases the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an established platform for each pupil, foster child and resident to develop both personally and academically, preparing them for their transition to adulthood.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Please note in regards to references: In line with safeguarding procedures, references for positions within schools are taken up prior to interview. 



More about Hillcrest New Barn School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 16 years
Address: Long Barn, The Row, Welford, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG20 8HZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 3458 727477