Teaching Assistant
  • Employer: The Brakenhale School
  • Reference: Sec/23/240015
  • Published: Thu 11/05/2023, 13:52 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/06/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Term time + 4 Inset days.
  • Salary: Support Staff Scale J3-J6
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Brakenhale School, Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire

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Teaching Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our school. The successful candidate will be passionate in making a difference for our children. This is why they came into teaching; this is why we want them to be part of our team. With this in mind, we are looking to recruit a colleague with both the commitment and relevant skills to embody our culture and help to raise standards. They will join the school at an exciting point in its trajectory; we look forward to having you on this journey.

Our School

Brakenhale School is a school where we all strive for excellence. We are a high performing 11-18 secondary school with a resolute determination to accelerate students’ life chances. Our team approach to everything we do will enable this. Our new Headteacher joined us last academic year. In his first year, there has been a refinement of some of our policies, procedures and structures. We have, for example, refined the Behaviour Code to enable disruption-free learning. This also includes centralising detentions, which was not the case before. This means that teachers can further focus on their core purpose: their teaching. Also, under his leadership, we have begun to simplify our teaching and learning rubric with a focus on teachers mastering elements of their teaching, bespoke to them, in order to raise the outcomes for all students. These are just two of the ways he has worked with senior leaders and teachers to further develop our school. As a result, we are looking for a passionate and motivated individual to join us who is eager to be part of this journey. As a team, we will ensure that our vision of increasing the life chances for our students continues. Furthermore, Brakenhale School is part of the high achieving Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT) where the support and guidance is of a high quality.An Ofsted inspection in January 2019 graded the school as ‘good’ overall. Deservingly, areas were also awarded as ‘outstanding’. We are extremely proud of what we do and often talk of ‘refinement’ as the mechanism to make us even better. As a secondary school serving the local community, we had over 500 preferences for 210 Year 7 places for September 2022. Families want to send their child to our school; we are proud of this.

What we offer

You will be an excellent teacher in your own right. You will also be open to development and coaching for not only yourself but to develop those around you. As part of GLT, you will be open to opportunities to develop as an individual within the school but also across the trust itself. There are a number of subjects and leadership networks that operate across GLT which offer professional development with a real focus on pedagogy and leadership. Also, the value of being part of our team should not be underestimated. Joining Brakenhale will mean that you will be part of a supportive and dedicated group of staff who will invest in your professional development.

Application process

The deadline for applications is 9am on 2nd June 2023. Interviews will take place as soon as possible. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon after application. The candidate pack can be downloaded from this page and suitable candidates can contact our HR Team with further questions. If you wish to visit the school or speak to the Headteacher, please get in touch.

The Brakenhale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all members of staff and volunteers share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.

How to Apply

To apply for a staff vacancy, please register for an online account to complete the application form. Please visit our website https://www.greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk/join-us/staff. 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. CVs should not be submitted.

Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early in the event of a large number of applications.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description. We encourage applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, religion, belief, or race.

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