The Ridgeway Primary School

Job vacancy details

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Reference: n/a

Location: Reading RG2 7EL

Salary: Actual salary: £19,520 per annum (RG5 SCP 28-31)

Working Pattern: Required for as soon as possible35 hours a week term time only • Permanent contract

Closing date: 29 September 2017


The Ridgeway is a nurturing and friendly school situated within a diverse community in South Reading, with enthusiastic, happy pupils who enjoy learning and a committed and highly motivated team. Following our recent expansion to three-form entry we are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will support teaching and learning across the school, and also cover regular PPA to ensure all our pupils achieve their potential. Additional training in running a nurture group or in ELSA would be useful but not essential. To support this position and to secure excellent outcomes for pupils, we can offer ongoing professional development and the opportunity to work collaboratively with experienced professionals both within school and across the Whitley Excellence Cluster.

You will:

• Have a NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent

• Have a good understanding of the KS1/2 curriculum

• Excellent numeracy/literacy skills

• Have good interpersonal skills and be experienced in working with vulnerable pupils

• Be committed to the inclusion of all children and their families.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

To obtain an application pack or arrange a visit, please contact Sue Ambrose, the School Secretary, be emailing

Closing date: Friday 29 September 2017

Interview date: Friday 6 October 2017

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.

To Apply:

The Ridgeway Primary School
Willow Gardens, Reading RG2 7EL
Tel: 0118 937 5530