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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Secondary School HLTA ELSA Qualified

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional ELSA trained HLTA or TA to join our Senior Girls School from September 2022.

The successful candidate will support children in Key Stages 3 and 4 through small group interventions and individual work. This is a full-time post working Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm, and one day to 5pm, when the School is in session.

To be successful in this role we are looking for:

  • An individual who is ELSA qualified and who is interested in supporting young people with both emotional difficulties and social communication difficulties associated with ASD
  • Experience at working with young people, in a similar role and age range
  • Educated to a good standard – English and Maths GCSE A-C grade
  • Empathetic, understanding and willing to fully support the pupils and class teacher
  • Proficient in English, with the ability to communicate clearly
  • Engaged with the School's ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team

In return, we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. 

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service websiteHaving a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).


To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue

Applications must be received by 9am on Wednesday 29 June 2022.  Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.


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