Learning Assistant

Princes Risborough School
Princes Risborough
£10,000 - £14,999
23 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

‘Enjoy & Achieve'

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career, working within a specialist environment that’s primary focus is to help and support children? Do you have the care, drive, determination and passion to work with young people who require the extra support that will help them overcome their difficulties and barriers? Do you have the patience to deal with trying situations and remain calm under pressure when helping children who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

The Communications Base Team are a dedicated and talented group of individuals, who continually strive to improve the lives and expectations of students with ASD. If you would like to join our team and be challenged in a professional, yet friendly atmosphere, please apply!

PRS is an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest expectations in everything we do. We offer a rich and diverse learning environment and work hard to ensure that all the young people in our care achieve their potential and everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extra-curricular and academic basis.

We are an over-subscribed, innovative and dynamic school in the heart of Buckinghamshire situated in a semi-rural market town between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. We are looking for both subject champions and advocates for young people to continue on our journey towards ‘Good’ and beyond and your skills and knowledge, hard work and dedication will be central to our achieving this goal in the year of your appointment.

What you will need to succeed:

A commitment to helping students achieve is essential, as is the desire to motivate and inspire students who have learning difficulties. Patience and a really good sense of humour are also vitally essential! Importantly, our new colleague will also wish to become part of the team that ensures all of our children 'Enjoy & Achieve'!

What you will receive in return:

You will have the opportunity to work in a school that firmly believes in promoting an environment that nurtures and develops our students in a friendly and supportive setting: this is the PRS way and we also want you to feel that you are part of the 'PRS family'. You will benefit from a vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and we can offer you excellent CPD opportunities, a school laptop and use of our new multi-million pound Sports Centre. Our facilities are developing all the time and we recently launched a new Sixth Form independent study area and Learning Resource Centre, with the expectation of developing further areas of the school in the near future. We are also proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school aims, ethos, vision and values.

The school is nestled in the foothills of the Chilterns and is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); the vistas from our school sites and playing fields are some of the finest in the United Kingdom and we are surrounded by a rich and diverse environment, both in a historical and geographical context. We are also only 45 minutes from London and all of the main arterial routes heading to the north, south, east and west of the country. London Heathrow airport is only 30 minutes away, with four of the other main airports only within an hour’s car journey away. The River Thames and the City of Oxford are also only 30 minutes away, so we have something for everyone and our local mantra is very much 'location, location, location'!

'At Princes Risborough School every child matters'

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at PRS, and to benefit from a supportive network of staff from across our school and are keen to progress your career, then please apply today! We also encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If this position as a Learning Assistant at PRS is not quite right for you now, but would be interested in future positions, please visit our Expression of Interest area and register your interest here: www.princesrisborough.bucks.sch.uk/Vacancies/Join-our-talent-pool.

This position is:

  • 32.5 hours per week & 1 week training
  • Term-Time employment only
  • 08.15 - 15.15
  • Actual Part-Time Salary £11,236 to £13,235
  • Is open until mid-day on Thursday 29th March 2018
  • Interviews: w/c Monday 16th April 2018

For further information about this position, please contact the Communication Base Manager, Morag Hussey: mhussey@princesrisborough.bucks.sch.uk.

Our Children are: 'Successful Learners, Confident Individuals and Responsible Citizens’


Princes Risborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016)

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