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Teaching Assistant - Class based

Holly Spring Junior School
Holly Spring Junior School, Lily Hill Road, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
31 hours and 25 mins hours per week. 8.40am-3.30pm Mon-Fri term time only.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/12/2018 at 13:00 PM
Holly Spring Junior School

Required for immediate start

Teaching Assistant

Fixed Term Contract until Summer 2019,

with potential for extension for an exceptional candidate

 We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant at Holly Spring Junior School. We are looking for a committed person to join our Year 5 team and our vibrant and exciting school.  There are 4 classes in this year group, so is one of the bigger teams in our otherwise 3 form entry school.

 The successful candidate must be hardworking, able to motivate and encourage children at all levels and feel confident working as part of a team.

We are seeking to appoint someone who: 

  • puts children at the heart of everything they do
  • has enthusiasm and passion for working with children
  • can be an enthusiastic, inspirational and innovative
  • has high expectations of children
  • is resilient and proactive and has a positive professional attitude.
  • will share and support the ethos of the school
  • will be a strong team player
  • will work in partnership with colleagues and parents
  • has a good sense of humour

 We can offer: 

  • a good quality learning environment
  • supportive teachers, governors and parents
  • children who are keen to learn
  • a positive, forward thinking team
  • opportunities for professional development

Closing date for applications:  Monday 10th December at 1pm

Interviews will take place on Friday 14th December

The position is temporary until August 2019, but maybe extended if funding allows.  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact the School office to arrange this on 01344 422367.  

Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt of a completed application form. 

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

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.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant 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.


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.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. 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.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

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  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. 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. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

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.