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Fir Tree School

Fir Tree School

Current Vacancies



Teaching Assistant - AS Unit

Teaching Assistant - AS Resource

Required for September 2022


Salary Grade B1 £18,333 (Full Time Equivalent Salary)

£13,526 (Actual Salary)

Term-time only, 32.5hrs per week


This is an excellent opportunity to join Fir Tree School, a primary school in the Newbury Academy Trust. We are a growing school, striving for achievement for all our pupils, looking for an outstanding colleague who can make a difference. In return we invest in your career, providing opportunities to work across the Trust and the wider local area.

We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated Teaching Assistant to join our Autism Resource based at Fir Tree. This is a West Berkshire resource provision for children with specific Autism difficulties.  The successful candidate will be a confident professional.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support children in mainstream  lessons as well as within the resource to access the curriculum
  • Be able to work closely with a range of teachers and professionals
  • Have a sound general level of education
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good sense of humour
  • Enthusiasm and patience

Visits are welcome by appointment and our Headteacher, Mrs Wood, is happy to answer any questions – please telephone on 01635 42129.

If you have a passion for working with children and feel that you have the experience and drive for this role we would like to hear from you.

Application is by letter and application form to the Headteacher, Mrs Wood, the latter to include the names and addresses of two appropriate referees.

Further details can be obtained from the School Office on 01635 42129, by email to  or visit the school’s website


The school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check along with other pre-employment checks.


Closing date:  Monday 16th May at 12 noon


Interviews: w/c Monday 16th May