September 19, 2023
Short Summary
Be part of the team helping the pupils at Mary Hare Primary to learn to grow in understanding of themselves and to develop their knowledge skills through the curriculum.
£18,326 (£21,575 FTE) gross pa
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 06, 2023


Hours:  Permanent: 35 Hours per week (term time). Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4 pm               

About Us:

Mary Hare educates 240 profoundly deaf children at its residential school in Berkshire, and we pride ourselves on our pupils’ achievements at GCSE, A Level as well as B Tech and Vocational Courses. We offer the opportunity to teach highly motivated children, in small classes, where you can make a real difference at this national centre of excellence for deaf education. No knowledge of sign language is required, as we follow an auditory/oral philosophy.

​The Role:

Be part of the team helping the pupils at Mary Hare Primary to learn to grow in understanding of themselves and to develop their knowledge skills through the curriculum – with the aim of making each child a confident, self-motivated, and independent learner.

At Mary Hare we have a large TA team who work flexibly depending on the needs of the students. You will be required to carry out group work and 1:1 work across a variety of ages and needs. We will consider your previous experience, qualifications and preferences when planning your timetable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with individual children or groups when directed by the teacher.
  • Aide in the development of pupils’ speaking and listening skills.
  • Encouraging children to persevere and enjoy communication and supporting language development by listening to the children, talking to the children, and reinforcing the new vocabulary being learnt all the time.
  • Supporting the teacher where appropriate on planning, target setting and evaluating.
  • Taking responsibility for the effective running of the classroom by setting out materials for lessons, creating wall displays etc. and ensuring the classroom is reasonably tidy at the end of the school day.
  • Working in close collaboration with the teacher ready to anticipate when support is required.
  • Checking hearing aids and cochlear implants daily in the morning (after training).
  • Being on lunch duty in the dining room with the children, by sitting at a table with them, talking to them, supervising the serving of the food, and encouraging the social skills of a mealtime around a table.
  • Supporting break duty in the morning (on a rota) and in any break during the afternoon.
  • Supporting the children’s general well-being and supporting positive self-esteem.
  • Ensure children are kept safe.


As well as an inclusive and supportive work environment, and a stunning location benefits also include: generous pension scheme, subsidized canteen, free on-site parking, discounted tickets for Arlington Arts Centre and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.

​​Could this be you?

If you think so, then we’d encourage you to find out more so we can show you how wonderful and unique our school and businesses are and also how you could contribute to our continued success.

​How to Apply!

To apply, please click the ‘Apply'

​For more information, please download the Job Description and Application Form below.

The Job Description for Teaching Assistants at our Primary School can be found on our website.

To download the Application Form please see our website.

​Closing Date for applications: Friday 6 October 2023.

Interviews to be held on: w/c 9 October 2023.

Please note that Mary Hare adheres to Safer Recruitment Standards and as such all applications must be made via the Mary Hare website and using the Mary Hare Application Form.

Applications will only be considered via a completed Application Form; CV’s cannot be accepted.

This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form and successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider. The role you are applying for is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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