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Teaching and Learning Assistant

Pin icon SL6 Maidenhead
Pound Sterling icon Competitive Salary
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 28 days ago
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At Claires Court School, we are seeking an experienced Teaching and Learning Assistant to join our team in Maidenhead starting September 2024.

Teaching and Learning Assistant
Maidenhead, SL6 6AW

  • Full time, permanent
  • Competitive
  • Required for September 2024
  • Term time only (8:30am – 4pm, Monday - Friday)

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teaching and Learning Assistant to join our highly committed and professional team within our Senior School.

The successful applicant will work as part of the Learning Development Department in supporting and including students with learning difficulties and disabilities in mainstream classes.

Working together with other school support staff, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of students' special educational needs
  • Ensure students’ access to lessons through appropriate support and materials
  • Foster independent learning and support students in developing study skills
  • Assist students in recording work and reinforcing learning
  • Model good practice and build students’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Support teaching staff in identifying students needing monitoring
  • Assist in lesson planning, preparation of materials, and differentiated activities
  • Carry out structured classroom assessments and provide feedback
  • Maintain records and evaluate students' progress
  • Participate in team meetings and training sessions

Our ideal candidate:

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about education and dedicated to supporting students with special educational needs. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with children, ideally in a similar role and with secondary-age students
  • Experience in supporting learners with a range of specific learning difficulties
  • Good standard of education: GCSE A-C grade in English and Maths
  • Strong organisational and IT skills
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and the ability to adapt to various situations
  • Commitment to the School's ethos, with a creative and reflective approach


As well as the opportunity to join a supportive and positive working environment, we can also offer you:

  • A flexible pension scheme
  • Regular opportunities for career progression and development
  • Provision of meals and refreshments during the school day (when the kitchen is operational)
  • Death in service cover
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme

Apply now and help shape the future of our students!

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Claires Court Schools to ensure equality of opportunity for all members of staff, both teaching and non-teaching.

Safeguarding Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Pre-Employment Checks

In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

Other suitable skills and experience include Teaching and Learning Assistant, Special Needs Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Student Support Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant, Academic Support Worker, Pupil Support Worker.