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Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Garth Hill College
  • Salary: BGJ 4-6 (£12.33 -£12.74 per hour £14,929 – £15,418 including London Weighting)
  • Location: Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time/Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours: 27.5 hours per week. BGJ 4-6 (£12.33 -£12.74 per hour £14,929 – £15,418 including London Weighting) Full or Part Time considered.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 23/11/2023 at 09:00
  • Reference: Sec/23/261613
Garth Hill College are seeking to appoint a reliable, efficient and enthusiastic person to the position of Teaching Assistant for 27.5 hours per week. We would also welcome applications for those looking for less than 27.5 hours per week.
The role involves assisting the teacher in the classroom, and undertaking programmes of work, care and support to enable pupils to progress in their learning.  The successful candidate will possess the initiative, skills and confidence to deal with challenging situations. We would also be interested in applications from candidates who have had training or experience with manual handling or who would be willing to receive training.  
Prospective candidates are advised to study the person specification and job description for this post carefully. Experience of working with or caring for children in a learning environment is essential.
We offer a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere, a strong team ethos and staff association and the very best programme of professional development, together with opportunities for career development.
Garth Hill College is a happy and vibrant place of learning.  We are proud to be a genuinely comprehensive school and offer a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that we believe enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally.
Garth Hill College is committed to safeguarding children.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a full disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Should you have any queries please contact Ms. S Barnes at the College on or 01344 421122. Only application submitted on the official application form will be accepted.

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

How to Apply  - Only applications received on Bracknell Forest application forms will be considered.

Safeguarding Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  If you are successful in being shortlisted for this position, you will be required to complete a self-declaration formTo find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) oversees the safety and well-being of children in Bracknell Forest -

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.

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.

Pre–employment medical check - As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire form.

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 must be from your current employer, completed by a suitable person with appropriate authority. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Employment - Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

This vacancy is now closed