July 5, 2022
Short Summary
We are looking to recruit two resilient Higher-Level Teaching Assistants who want to be part of our improvement journey.
: Grade 6, SP18 (Full time £25,419. Actual from £21,932)
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
September 05, 2022


2 x Higher Learning Teaching Assistants

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only, plus 5 INSET days

Do you want to help us develop the provision for SEMH and ASD across Maiden Erlegh Trust?

We can offer you:

  • A challenging but incredibly rewarding working environment.
  • An optimistic and motivating leadership team with a track record of improving schools.
  • A commitment to professional development, and a belief in driving improvement through our trauma informed practice.
  • The opportunity to work with a wider professional team at Cranbury College.

Hamilton School is a SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 96 students with Education, 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.

The school now proudly boasts a new building, giving our students the opportunity to play sport in either the purpose built sports hall, or the outdoor multi-use games area. They have access to brand new science, art, design & technology, food technology and drama rooms, in addition to classrooms equipped with the latest interactive whiteboards.

We are looking to recruit two resilient Higher-Level Teaching Assistants who want to be part of our improvement journey.  In the short-term you will be based at Cranbury College (for up to a term) where you will be given the skills and strategies to help drive improvement at Hamilton School.   These schools are led by an experienced Executive Headteacher who will also oversee another Trust Specialist School named Oak Tree School.

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.

Visits to Hamilton School are possible after 2pm. If you would like to speak to someone about this post, please email our recruitment team on

Closing date: Open until successful appointment

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

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential.  All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check

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