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Job details
Employer The Wren School
Location Reading
Salary NJC 11-15
Contract type Part Time / Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st September 2017

Two unique opportunities for extraordinary people to join us as Teaching Assistants

The Wren School - a six form entry 11 - 18 secondary Free School that opened in West Reading in September 2015 is planning for further growth in staff for September 2017 as our oldest students enter Year 9 and embark upon GCSE studies. We pride ourselves on being a local school for the local community and our reputation is extremely positive; we are oversubscribed in Year 7 next year.  Work has begun on our permanent building, which is set within an amazing site; it is due to be fully operational by September 2018.  It is our ambition to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of the community and we’re searching for exceptional people who will share our vision in building the school, quite literally, from the ground up.  

The Wren School is seeking to appoint two permanent Teaching Assistants (28-34 hours per week) who have natural initiative and drive, with excellent oral and written skills and able to develop strong working relationships with students.  Salary is 11-15 NJC salary scales £15,807 - £17,702 FTE; (actual starting salary for 28 hours = £10,002, 34 hours = £12,145; 38 weeks per year).  

If you are interested in applying for this position please visit our website ( to download a recruitment pack or alternatively phone 0118 9591868 for more information. 

Closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 28th June 2017, with interviews taking place the following week.  Completed applications should be emailed to

The Wren School Safeguarding Statement

The Wren School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the students in its care, because “the welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989).

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy recognises the significant role played by school staff in supporting vulnerable students.  “Because of their day to day contact with individual children during the school terms, teachers and other school staff are particularly well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop” (Working Together under the Children Act 1989.)

This policy applies to all students, staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to The Wren School, which recognises it is responsible for making referrals and not enquiries or investigations.  All of the aforementioned people have a duty to report any safeguarding concerns to the school’s designated person, who is the headteacher.

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Bath Road
RG30 2BB
United Kingdom