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After School Club Play Worker
Salary: £5,996 to £6,182
3:15 – 6:00pm Monday to Friday, term time only, permanent position

The successful candidate will be:
Organised, energetic and creative​

Ability to work under pressure with little/no supervision
Hard working with a passion about helping children to achieve their full potential.
Of a good standard of education, particularly written and spoken English.
Food hygiene desirable but not essential (training will be provided)
Calm and patient with a positive outlook.

One to One/SEN Learning Support Assistant
Salary: £4,213 to £4,590
1:15 – 3:30pm Monday to Friday, term time only, permanent position

The successful candidate will be:
Experienced at working with SEN children in a primary school environment.
Able to remain highly confidential at all times.
Hard working with a passion about helping children to achieve their full potential.
Calm and patient with a positive outlook.
Motivated and inspirational.
Of a good standard of education, particularly written and spoken English.

We are very flexible and will consider combining these positions for the right candidate
To start 30th October 2018

What makes us so special?

We have a unique culture here.  The school has a lovely, warm, family feeling and the children really are well behaved, polite, kind and caring.  Every child is known as an individual, feels part of the school family and is always keen and eager to learn.  Visitors constantly comment on our welcoming and friendly atmosphere.  We may be small but we are a dynamic, vibrant and forward thinking school.

Our staff are a brilliant team who not only care about each other and work well together but also strive to give the children their very best.

We have a superb semi-rural location on the edge of Newbury with excellent access to major transport links.

At our last Ofsted and SIAMS inspections we were rated a ‘Good’ school.  

So before you apply to any other schools, come and look around ours and you too will see exactly what makes Shaw-cum-Donnington so special!  We welcome visits from all prospective candidates, simply call the school office (details below) to arrange or for any further information.

Job Description and Personal Specification - After School Club Worker
Application Form - After School Club Worker

Job Description and Personal Specification - One to One/SEN LSA
Application Form - One to One/SEN LSA
School Information
Safeguarding Information

Staff Privacy Notice

Please submit all completed applications to office@shaw.w-berks.sch.uk

Closing date: Noon Thursday 11th October 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 17th October 2018

01635 40971  : office@shaw.w-berks.sch.uk

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.

Governor Vacancy

Shaw-cum-Donnington is a popular local primary school looking to appoint three enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our effective cohesive team on the school’s Governing Body (GB) with a strong community spirit and an interest in our children’s futures and a desire to make a difference.

What does this involve? 
The purpose of the GB is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.  It carries out its role with three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Supporting the Headteacher, but holding them to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

We welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views.  What you do need is a strong commitment, an interest in education and the welfare of our children and willingness to get involved. The skills you have, whatever they may be, can be very useful to the GB.  Governors also need what is known as ‘soft skills’ – the ability to be able to build relationships with a range of people, able to work as part of a team, able to question and to make connections between different types of information by analysing and understanding data, reports and so driving efficiency in order to hold the school to account.

You will be required to attend approximately two termly meetings of the full GB, visit the school informally at least three times a year and commit to attend training courses, perform additional research and take part in monitoring as required.  The term of office for all governors is four years and every school governor must complete a Governor Eligibility Declaration form before commencing in post and undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

The Rewards of becoming a School Governor
The main benefit from being a school governor is a sense of satisfaction that you are involved in one of the most important volunteering roles. Collective decisions made by the governing body will help shape the future of all children at the school. Other benefits include:

  • The opportunity to develop new skills and strengthen existing ones;
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team, sometimes with a range of people from different cultural, social and religious backgrounds;
  • The opportunity to gain a sense of achievement as an active member of the community;
  • The opportunity to improve your negotiation, questioning, time management and financial skills;
  • The opportunity to undertake training provided by West Berkshire Education Authority on various aspects of the governor role.

Application Process

Governor Information Pack
Expression of Interest Form

All expressions of interest can be submitted using the above form.  Please forward all applications by email to Delia Jones, Clerk to Governors at office@shaw.w-berks.sch.uk   or by post marked for the attention of: Delia Jones, Clerk to Governors, Shaw-cum-Donnington CE Primary School, Love Lane, Newbury, Berks, RG14 2JG.

You will then be warmly invited to meet with one or two of our governors to discuss the role in more detail. 

Being a school governor is challenging but helping oversee the development of a school is fulfilling, enjoyable and extremely rewarding work.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!

Yours faithfully


Vicky Murray

' 01635 40971  : office@shaw.w-berks.sch.uk

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff , governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Governor Eligibility Declaration. 

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