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 229 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.

Teaching Assistants

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
Application form

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, creative and hard-working 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.

We offer

  • 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 professional staff team
  • On-site 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.

“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 is an oversubscribed, thriving, vibrant and happy place of learning.  We have 229 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.

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 all staff support an open and inclusive ethos in a school which has a real understanding of the challenges many of our families face.

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.