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Classroom Teaching Assistants

  • Employer: Fox Hill Primary School
  • Salary: £11.78 to £12.39 per hour (term time only + 3Inset days)
  • Location: Fox Hill Primary School, Pondmoor Road, Bracknell
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours: Full time – 8:30am – 3:15pm with 45 minutes for lunch. Part time – 8:30am-1pm to include lunch duty.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 31/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Reference: Pri/20/121223

We require enthusiastic, patient and kind Teaching Assistants with SEMH experience to work in KS1/KS2, both to support classes and to support children 1:1.

Full time and part time hours available / Term time only  

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Salary: BFC Grade J to Grade I   

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant with passion and empathy for working with children who require support with their social, emotional, and mental health and a nurturing approach to support children to engage in learning. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with experience of working with children with SEMH, to make a genuine difference and be part of shaping lives within our community. Working closely with the class teacher and wider school team to deliver a trauma and attachment informed approach, our strong SLT and Inclusion Team will support the successful candidate and training will be provided if required.  

Our dedicated team of teachers and inclusion staff work closely together across the school to ensure that every child enjoys learning and maximises their potential.  

Applicants will need to have excellent people skills and a warm and caring personality. The ability to communicate effectively with pupils, parents / carers and other staff is important. Positions are available for level 2 and 3 trained practitioners.  

The successful candidate will be:  

  • Highly motivated, creative and resourceful, with a deep commitment to supporting individuals who have social, emotional, and mental health issues 
  • Experienced in supporting young people with complex emotional needs and challengingbehaviour and be confident with de-escalation strategies 
  • Passionate about education and committed to delivering a trauma informed approach with strong relationships at the heart  
  • Committed to ensure that all children reach their potential and develop their self-belief 
  • Committed to setting ambitious standards and expectations for behaviour and outcomes 
  • Positive, compassionate, resilient, and patient  
  • Able to quickly build strong working relationships with pupils, and act as a positive role model. 

We will offer: 

  • A strong and supportive leadership team who recognise the demands of working with children with challenging behaviours 
  • A determined and passionate school team to achieve the absolute best for the children at Fox Hill  
  • Training to develop personal skills and expertise 
  • Exceptionally wonderful children who take pride in their learning and their school and help to ensure that there is never a dull day! 
  • Our parents / carers work with us in partnership to help to ensure the best outcomes for their children. They support the school and parental engagement and participation is a strength. 
  • Our team of staff share our vision that we are here to make a difference to the children in our school, and alongside that, we are here to support each other and to work together! 
  • Our school environment is purposeful, tidy, organised, and clean. Children and adults take pride in the school and help to maintain an environment which facilitates learning, both inside and outdoors. 

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

For more information please email our Secretary on 


Fox Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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. Disability 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. Safeguarding 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 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 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. References 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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