1:1 Teaching Assistant with SEN Experience
  • Employer: Pines School
  • Reference: Pri/21/159258
  • Published: Tue 20/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 20/08/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 8.30am -3.30pm, term time + 2 Inset days
  • Salary: £10,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Pines School, Hanworth Road, Bracknell, Berkshire

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1:1 Teaching Assistant with SEN Experience

1:1 SEND Teaching Assistant

July 2021

The Pines School is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed SEND support assistant to join our friendly hard working KS1 team. This position will be linked to a named child. Our teaching assistants work with teachers to organise and support teaching and learning activities for classes. The primary focus is to do specified work with individuals under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher.

The successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning and will have experience of covering whole classes within the primary age range. We are looking to recruit a colleague with both the commitment and relevant skills to drive our raising standards agenda across the whole ability range.

The Pines is a growing primary with a Nursery.  We are well resourced and we have extensive outside space and a Nurture provision. There are currently 350 children on roll.

The Pines is at the beginning of our journey with a new senior leadership team that was appointed in September 2019 who are supporting the school to improve the quality of education, behaviour & attitudes and personal development. This is an exciting time to join us and our amazing team.

The school is located in the Hanworth estate which is on the outskirts of Bracknell town and is within very easy access of many amenities.  The 'Look Out’ environmental area, Bracknell Sports Centre and Swimming Pool, the Berkshire Racquets and Health Club, the South Hill Park Theatre & Arts Centre are all well within walking distance with skating, skiing, bowling, cinemas and a leisure pool nearby.

We can offer you:

  • An inclusive ethos
  • Happy, motivated children who enjoy coming to school
  • A caring, committed team of staff
  • A commitment to professional development for all staff
  • Supportive teams who work well together

Closing date: Friday 20th July 2021

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will be shortlisting on receipt of applications and may appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date. 

Interviews: After the 26th August 2021

Temporary, Start date – September 2021

Hours: 8.30am -3.30pm. 32.5 hours per week, term time + 2 Inset days.

Bracknell Grade K: SCP1-SCP3 £17,364 - £18,065 + London Weighting pro rata

Actual Salary: approx. £13,064 - £13,558


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.



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.



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.



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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