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Outdoor Learning Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Crown Wood Primary School
  • Salary: NJC scale points 2-6 £6,553 - £6,987 Actual salary
  • Location: Crown Wood Primary School, Opladen Way, Crown Wood, Bracknell
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours: 12.5 hours per week. 0830-1515 Thursday and Friday.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 30/11/2023 at 09:00
  • Reference: Pri/23/262452


PERMANENT - Start date: ASAP

12.5 Hours p/w, Thursday and Friday, term time only Grade: K-J Scale Points: 2-6


Our vision is to be the school of choice at the heart of the community where children develop as confident, caring citizens able to discover their potential and embrace the opportunities life brings.


We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and resourceful Forest School Assistant to work with our Forest School Leader to deliver our outdoor learning curriculum.  The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys being outdoors (whatever the weather) and has an interest in the environment.


Our outdoor learning curriculum aims to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our large on-site woodland.  Every child at Crown Wood benefits from our forest school, typically spending one morning or afternoon a week in the forest for 6-12 weeks each year.  Children with social, mental or emotional health difficulties (SMEH) have additional weekly sessions.    During Forest Learning sessions, children learn about – and how to respect - the natural world and get the chance to do activities such as whittling greenwood, cooking over fire, den building, mud kitchen, natural arts and crafts, planting / gardening, bug hunting and role play.  


This post is suitable for someone starting out in a career in outdoor learning or is already working in a similar role.  Forest School Leader and other relevant training will be provided.


The post is for 12.5  hours (8.30am – 3.15pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch), Thursday and Friday, term time only.  The post is on a permanent basis subject to all relevant checks, referenced and successful probation period. 


To apply for this vacancy, please register for an online account to complete the application form. Please visit our website The recruitment process is managed via your online account and you will receive regular notifications regarding the progress of your application. 


The completed online application form should be accompanied by a personal statement of suitability of no more than 2 sides of A4.  In the application form and personal statement, you should demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification. Please include specific examples which support your application.


Applications must be received no later than 9am on Thursday 30th November 2023.  Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.  Interviews: Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Crown Wood Primary School is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust and safeguarding children is at the heart of all we do.  This role is subject to a fully enhanced DBS check, suitable references and all other necessary employment checks e.g. Right to Work in UK etc.

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

For full details and an application form, please download directly from the GLT website: 

Greenshaw Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Employment is with Greenshaw Learning Trust and not Bracknell Forest Council. The trust is very popular and for most posts a large number of applications are received - it is therefore not possible to notify all applicants of the outcome. Please accept that if you have not heard within two weeks of the closing date then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful - in which case we offer our best wishes for the future.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed