Dorney School

Teaching Assistant (1 to 1), Maidenhead

Location: Maidenhead SL6 0DY

Salary: Bucks Pay Range 2 - point 11 FTE £19,467, actual salary £13,148 pa

Working Pattern: Term time only 30.5hrs per week

Closing date: 4 December 2020


This is an exciting time to be part of the close-knit, caring and dedicated team at Dorney School. With a new Headteacher, we are totally focused on offering a safe, secure and exciting learning environment in which our children can grow and flourish and reach their full potential. We are totally committed to Inclusion and Diversity and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. You will be given encouragement and support to help you succeed in your role.

The Role
• Work on a one to one basis with a specific pupil, your contract will be linked to this pupil.
• To assist with the planning, preparation, and development of work programmes for the individual pupil.
• Prepare resources to support a range of learning activities by enabling the pupils learning; organise and maintain the learning environment, and take responsibility for aspects of the pupil’s progress and organisation.
• You will monitor, evaluate and record the pupil’s progress and report this as directed. Post Covid you will provide support to the teacher by accompanying the pupils on offsite activities.

Key responsibilities:
• The successful candidate must have awareness of safeguarding protocol. Safeguarding training will be provided.• Ideally candidates should have a teaching assistant qualification – minimum NVQ level 2. We are however willing consider other experiences.
• The ideal candidate will have a good standard of written and spoken English, and Maths skills at a suitable level to support children up to Key Stage 2.
• Experience of working with children is desirable, but not essential as support and training will be provided.
• Our unique school offers you:
• Children who are keen to learn and are highly aspirational
• Supportive and active parents
• Opportunities for professional development and training as relevant..

Please visit the school website for further information and an application form. Due to Covid, visits to the school will not be possible. However, we are happy to meet you virtually to ask any questions, please contact the school office on 01628 620871.

Application forms should be emailed to

Closing date: 12 Noon, Friday 4 December 2020

Interview date: Week beginning 7 December 2020

Dorney School is a member of the Beeches Learning and Development Trust, and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and other relevant employment checks.

Dorney School
Beeches Learning and Development Trust, Harcourt Close, Dorney Reach, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 0DY
Tel: 01628 620871
Headteacher: Mr John Downs