Vacancies

Looking for a rewarding job? Something exciting? Want to make a difference? Join our creative, supportive and dynamic team. We provide an outstanding education for 240 pupils aged 2 to 19, all of whom have learning difficulties (ASD, MLD, SLD, PMLD).

Current Vacancies

Please see below for current vacancies and application forms (CVs are not accepted). We welcome visits from prospective staff - please call us to arrange a visit or with any questions.

Teacher

Dates:  Applications must be received by 0800 on Tuesday 10th October 2023

Salary: TMR1 to UPR9 £28,000 to £43,685 plus SEN Allowance of £2,384

Location:  Sage Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 6SW

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent starting January 2024

“Brookfields is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school. Staff are highly skilled. They know pupils exceptionally well. Staff understand pupils’ needs precisely. Pupils told us that they really like their school and described it as ‘the best’. They feel happy and safe here because they know that adults care about them” (Ofsted 2019).

Brookfields School has been judged by Ofsted as outstanding on four consecutive occasions and is known nationally and locally for our innovative approach to curriculum, pedagogy and the way we support pupils and their families. Brookfields School is an oversubscribed, thriving, vibrant and happy place of learning.  We have 230 pupils on roll aged from 4 to 19 who have the primary need of a learning difficulty (MLD, SLD, PMLD). Some pupils have additional needs such as ASD, ADHD, VI, HI, PD, MSI, SLCN.  We provide a personalised education and learning journey for all pupils where entitlement, opportunity and challenge are championed.  We value and harness everyone’s contribution in our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our work.

Due to expansion we are seeking to appoint new Teachers to start 1st January 2024.

We are seeking those who:

  • have a commitment to excellence
  • engage pupils and facilitate outstanding learning
  • be flexible, reliable and positive
  • be a good communicator, attuning sensitive to a range of learners
  • be enthusiastic and creative
  • be an outstanding team player and effective leader

What we offer you:

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training with a commitment to supporting and coaching you towards excellent practice
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance with a supportive whole staff team and governing body
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • an exciting and challenging role
  • a fantastic pupil population with supportive parents and families
  • a highly profession staff team
  • onsite parking

Rated as outstanding by Ofsted since 2007, Brookfields School offers a tailored and individual education that meets every child’s needs. The current Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are supported by dedicated staff that include a highly effective extended leadership team, Teachers and Assistants; knowledgeable administrative staff, an efficient premises team and a committed network of Governors.  Professional growth and career development for all are integral to our vision and values. Diversity is a real strength and the new Teacher will support an open and inclusive ethos in a school which has a real understanding of the challenges many of our families face.This role would suit Primary and Early Years practitioners but we also welcome expressions of interest from Secondary Subject Specialists.

Closing Date:                      0800 Tuesday 10th October 2023

Interviews:                           Tuesday 17th October 2023

We warmly welcome and highly recommend visits to the School – please contact Claire Reeves, HR Officer on 0118 942 1382.

Brookfields School is a West Berkshire Local Authority maintained school.

The 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 are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Job Description
Application Form

Lead for Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes (PDBA)

Dates:  Applications must be received by 0800 on Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Salary: TMR1 to UPR9 £28,000 to £43,685 plus SEN Allowance of £2,384 plus TLR £7,028.74

Location:  Sage Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 6SW

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent starting January 2024

“Brookfields is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school. Staff are highly skilled. They know pupils exceptionally well. Staff understand pupils’ needs precisely. Pupils told us that they really like their school and described it as ‘the best’. They feel happy and safe here because they know that adults care about them” (Ofsted 2019).

Brookfields School has been judged by Ofsted as outstanding on four consecutive occasions and is known nationally and locally for our innovative approach to curriculum, pedagogy and the way we support pupils and their families. Brookfields School is an oversubscribed, thriving, vibrant and happy place of learning. 

We are seeking to appoint to this new role to start 1st January 2024.

We are seeking those who:

  • have a commitment to excellence
  • engage pupils and facilitate outstanding learning
  • be flexible, reliable and positive
  • be a good communicator, attuning sensitive to a range of learners
  • be enthusiastic and creative
  • be an outstanding team player and effective leader

What we offer you:

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training with a commitment to supporting and coaching you towards excellent practice
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance with a supportive whole staff team and governing body
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • an exciting and challenging role
  • a fantastic pupil population with supportive parents and families
  • a highly profession staff team
  • onsite parking

Rated as outstanding by Ofsted since 2007, Brookfields School offers a tailored and individual education that meets every child’s needs. The current Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are supported by dedicated staff that include a highly effective extended leadership team, Teachers and Assistants; knowledgeable administrative staff, an efficient premises team and a committed network of Governors.  Professional growth and career development for all are integral to our vision and values.   Diversity is a real strength and the new Teacher will support an open and inclusive ethos in a school which has a real understanding of the challenges many of our families face. The successful candidate will be part of the Extended Leadership Team within the school and have a teaching responsibility alongside their Leadership role.

The role is:

  • To lead, manage and co-ordinate the Support Services for PDBA including responsibility for the development of Therapeutic Thinking approaches to Learning throughout the school
  • To be responsible for the management of an individual case load and that of members of the Therapeutic Thinking Support Team (including Specialist Behaviour Support Assistants)
  • To take a lead in the mental health issues of pupils at the school
  • To take the lead on autism interventions across the school
  • To be responsible for effective behavioural management across the school
  • To be responsible for the collection and analysis of behavioural data, and delivery of analysis to strand leads and senior leadership team on a weekly basis.
  • Using behavioural data and reported incidents data, analyse for trends and report to governors and senior leadership team on a regular basis.
  • To lead in school based research projects associated with learning, emotional regulation, trauma informed approaches to learning, behaviour and mental health of pupils with learning difficulties and ASD
  • To write and lead training courses for colleges, parents and other professionals on behaviour support, learning, emotional regulation, trauma informed approaches to learning, behaviour and mental health of pupils with learning difficulties and ASD
  • To work in partnership with professionals and families / parents / carers, including leading ‘clinic’ sessions
  • To be part of the schools Extended Leadership Team and regular liaise with strand leads, extended leaders and senior leadership team in designated meetings throughout the week
  • To work with a wide network of professionals from the local authority, local schools and community to spread knowledge and expertise in SEN, Autism and effective management of behaviour that challenges

Closing Date: 0800 Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 10th October 2023

We warmly welcome and highly recommend visits to the School – please contact Claire Reeves, HR Officer on 0118 942 1382.

Brookfields School is a West Berkshire Local Authority maintained school.

The 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 are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Job Description
Application Form

Deputy Head

Dates:  Applications must be received by 0800 Thursday 5th October 2023

Salary: Group 7 School. Salary commensurate to experience of candidate

Location:  Sage Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG31 6SW

Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

“Brookfields is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school. Staff are highly skilled. They know pupils exceptionally well. Staff understand pupils’ needs precisely. Pupils told us that they really like their school and described it as “the best”. They feel happy and safe here because they know that adults care about them” (OfSTED 2019).

Brookfields School has been judged by OfSTED as outstanding on four consecutive occasions and is known both locally and nationally for our innovative approach to curriculum, pedagogy and the way we support pupils and their families. Brookfields School is an oversubscribed, thriving, vibrant and happy place of learning. 

We are seeking to appoint a new Deputy Head to start 1st January 2024.

Valuing the positives

Our current Senior Leadership Team are motivated by the idea of facilitating even the smallest of positive changes in the lives of our young people, so we celebrate the little things. We ask our staff team to be curious about our pupils’ behaviour and to support them to develop effective self-regulation. There are inevitably ups and downs, and for some of our pupils, attending school means they have already overcome a huge hurdle. We provide personalised education and learning pathways for all pupils where entitlement, opportunity and challenge are championed. We value and harness everyone’s contribution in our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our work.

We are seeking someone who:

  • has the proven ability to challenge, empower and nurture, staff and pupils, to ensure that the school remains a leading advocate of teaching, learning and excellence
  • has vision and strategic thinking; the ability, creativity, energy and ambition to plan and lead constructive change whilst retaining all that makes Brookfields outstanding
  • is an effective communicator, with strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating pupils, staff, parents/carers, governors, our neighbouring schools and the wider community
  • can translate ideas into realistic projects to facilitate even better outcomes for pupils

In the first instance your role will include but is not limited to, responsibility for the Secondary School provision at Brookfields and working with the Curriculum Leads.

What we offer you:

For your hard work and commitment we reward you with a highly competitive salary. With us you’ll get to bring learning to life and make a genuine difference to the lives of our pupils – plus you’ll receive:

  • Training: A full induction and on the job training
  • Progression and opportunity: If you are interested in future career development, for the right candidate, we offer the opportunity to undertake an NPQH or other professional qualification that will benefit you and the school. We have evidence of promotion at every level within the school
  • Wellbeing: a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance
  • A generous site in a well-established community location close to the river Thames and the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • Relocation package at the discretion of the Governors

Your reward!

You’ll be working with children and young people from 3-19 with either MLD, SLD or PMLD as their primary need. Some pupils have additional needs such as ASD, ADHD, VI, HI, PD, MSI, SLCN. Alongside the Headteacher you’ll set the vision for the future of the school, ensuring we have the right people and plans in place at the right time, to ensure that our young people leaving us are proud of what they’ve achieved. You will need to be resilient and dedicated but facilitating best outcomes through the positive interactions will be something you will be really proud of and will motivate you to achieve.

It can be a challenging journey, but working as part of a committed and passionate team, recognising and celebrating the positive steps we see our pupils take will more than make up for it. As a Deputy Head Teacher at Brookfields School, you’ll get all the support you need to succeed, from the Senior and Extended Leadership Team, and from a range of supporting specialists. Your colleagues aim to be the best at what they do, the school environment will be well-resourced and we’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you to build a rewarding career in leadership.

Our pupils come from all walks of life, diverse backgrounds and with different needs and our workforce reflects that diversity so that our teams can engage, encourage and inspire our pupils to be themselves. You’ll be able to make meaningful connections with pupils and staff if you have the following experience:

  • previous teaching experience and have Qualified Teacher Status
  • minimum of 2 years leadership and management experience
  • proven drive to raise the quality of teaching and learning
  • understanding of what prosocial behaviours for learning look like from a therapeutic thinking perspective
  • proven effective leadership and coaching skills
  • knowledge of how best to use your interpersonal skills to join, maintain and develop a strong staff team

The current Headteacher and Leadership Team are supported by a staff team of over 150 staff, comprised of dedicated Teachers and Teaching Assistants, knowledgeable and effective administrative staff, an efficient premises team and a committed network of Governors.  Professional growth and career development for all are integral to our vision and values. The new Deputy will support an open and inclusive ethos in a school which has a real understanding of the challenges many of our families face. 

Closing Date: 0800 Thursday 5th October 2023

Interviews: Thursday 12th October 2023

We recommend and warmly welcome visits to the School – please contact Claire Reeves, HR Officer on 0118 942 1382.

Job Description
Application Form

Teaching Assistants

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, creative and hardworking people to our staff team. Experience within a school environment could be an advantage but is not essential, as high quality induction and ongoing training will be provided.

You will:

  • want to work with children
  • have a commitment to excellence
  • be flexible, reliable and positive
  • be a good communicator
  • be an outstanding team player
  • be someone who can make a real difference

There will be 2 stages to the interview process: stage 1 is a whole day placement in the school; stage 2 is a 45-minute formal interview on a different day.

Closing date: Periodically throughout the year
Interview date: By arrangement 
Start date: Ongoing
Salary: £16,310 to £16,908 plus SEN point (£1,402 pa pro rata)
Hours: 33.75 hours per week, term time only + INSET days

Job description
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We offer

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities with superb on the job training
  • A uniform allowance
  • Sick pay
  • Wellbeing support through spectrum.life
  • A highly professional staff team
  • Well resourced facilities and attractive setting
  • Onsite car parking
  • A generous Local Government Pension Scheme

Please submit your completed application form to [email protected].

If you think you have the skills and experience, we invite you to submit an application. Please bear in mind that your application should explain fully your suitability for the role as detailed in the job description. It should also be tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications.

As part of any recruitment process, Brookfields School collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The school is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

All roles advertised have been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, and therefore the ability to converse at ease with pupils/members of the public and provide advice/instruction in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

The 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 are committed to securing equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

All 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.

If you have a disability or disadvantage and would like extra support through the recruitment process, please contact us, and we will try to put you in touch with an external agency or organisation that could help.