Hamilton School

Teaching Assistant

  • 30 hours per week (TTO + 5 INSET)
  • Grade 5, SCP 12. Fulltime £26,421 + SEN allowance £1455 per annum. Actual £19,786.85

We are currently looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will play a crucial role in supporting students with SEMH needs.

The successful candidate will provide 1-1 and group support to students with SEMH challenges, collaborate with teachers and support staff to address individual needs and facilitate activities that promote emotional and social growth.

We are looking for someone with, patience, empathy and a passion for helping students succeed.

Why Hamilton School:

  • We are a dedicated team committed to student success
  • We offer professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to work with a wider professional team through our special & AP Hub
  • Inclusive and supportive school community

Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading, educating up to 64 students with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you will have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour.   The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.

In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way, all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs, which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time work and job-sharing.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this. 

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.