This is a new and exciting time for Brakenhale School. We have worked hard to create a dynamic learning environment under the direction of the new Headteacher, Jane Coley. Brakenhale School is a growing, improving 11-19 secondary school with a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff. We are a friendly school, with a firm commitment to providing professional development opportunities for our staff and a passionate belief that every student in our school matters. We are very excited that we were full for September 2017 with our Year 7 cohort for the second year running, the school has not been in this position for decades and is testimony to its rapid turnaround. Our recent open evening attracted a large number of parents who gave exceptionally positive feedback. Our vision is that Brakenhale School is an outstanding comprehensive school that is regarded by our local community as their secondary school of choice. Our Progress 8 score is +0.13 which ranked Brakenhale as the 3rd placed Secondary school in Bracknell Forest.
Brakenhale School is an Academy which is part of the successful Greenshaw Learning Trust, and this move has only continued to support the rapid progression of the school.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will join a team of teachers who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning. We are looking to recruit a colleague with both the commitment and relevant skills to drive our raising standards agenda across the whole ability range.
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.
If you feel you have the qualities to join the Headteacher in rapidly moving forward, we would love to hear from you.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Anna-Marie Elsey, HR Manager, on 01344 465066 to arrange a time to come and meet us or talk to the Headteacher before interview.
Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt of a completed application form and statement of suitability. Applications will be viewed as received.
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please download the attached application form and either return it by fax to 0843 290 5662, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Mrs J Coley,
The Brakenhale School,
We will only accept applications on Greenshaw Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
As from 1st April 2016 The Brakenhale School has joined Greenshaw Learning Trust as part of an Academy - they will be your employer not Bracknell Forest Council.
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
Individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. We will ensure that no prospective employee 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.
Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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.
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 www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard.
Pre–employment medical check
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.
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.
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.