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Why Work at Hawkedon Primary School?

Hawkedon is a fantastic place to work.  It is well resourced, has a supportive and friendly atmosphere and the most fantastic children.

Should you decide to work at the school, the school will invest in you fully to ensure that you develop in whatever role you are in.  The school is a member of the Future Thinking Partnership, an alliance of schools who organise training and development for all staff.  For example, as NQT, in year 1 you will attend the NQT programme, in year 2 you can enrol on the Good to Outstanding Teacher Programme, and in year 3 you can enrol on leadership training with John Samuals or Andy Hind.

Hawkedon is a large school that has a staffing structure that allows for promotional opportunities. Many of the school's Heads of Year are 3 or 4 years in to their teaching careers.  All LSAs new to the school are given a thorough induction and placed on an internal training programme in addition to attending external training with the FTP or Mullbury College.

“Teaching at Hawkedon Primary School is fantastic. I am surrounded by incredibly friendly staff that are all very supportive of my development as an NQT. I am encouraged to be as creative and expressive as possible and I have been given opportunities to follow my passion for sport. I feel I have developed so much already and I am thoroughly looking forward to an exciting future here.”  A Gillard NQT

"Being an NQT at Hawkedon I have been very well supported. I work within a fantastic year two team who are so friendly and always there to help and that is the beauty of Hawkedon because it is such a big school there are so many kind and caring people who are all willing to help. In Hawkedon there is a special, unique buzz of excitement (from both children and adults). Our main priority is to ensure that the children are happy and safe but we will have some fun along the way!" C Evans NQT

Download our recruitment video here.

Current Vacancies

Lunchtime Controller(s) – Required ASAP

Monday to Friday 12.15-1.30pm, term-time only (Salary £9.16 per hour)

We are looking for caring, enthusiastic and reliable Lunchtime Controllers to supervise our children while they are eating their lunch and during their lunchtime play.  One of these posts may be in the Dining Hall and responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Lunchtime period.  It will also involve resetting the tables and putting them away at the end of service.

You will need to have patience, a caring and flexible approach, enjoy working and being with children.

Applications will be considered on receipt.

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website by e-mail request to

Hawkedon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be DBS checked and need two strong references.


Special Needs Assistants – Fixed Term until the end of the Summer Term

Salary range £17,681-£18672 pa, pro rata (£9.16-£9.68 per hour)

Mon to Fri – flexible hours considered

We are seeking to appoint calm and resourceful individuals to support children with Special Needs in Foundation and KS1.  A working knowledge of the Primary School Curriculum along with the new SEND code of practice is relevant to this position.  Relevant training and previous experience of working as a 1:1 with Special Needs children is essential.

Hawkedon Primary School is a highly successful school with a reputation for developing skills, talent and an inspirational level of excellence for everyone. We are a three-form entry school that offers a modern learning environment with state of the art facilities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have proven experience of working with children with ASD/SEN
  • Have experience of working as a 1:1
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Show initiative but be a flexible team player
  • Be resilient and have a solution-focused approach

Visits to the school are encouraged (telephone number: 0118 9667444)

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website

Click here for a copy of the job description

by e-mail request to

Applications will be considered on receipt.

Safeguarding and DBS checks

Hawkedon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. All successful applicants will be Data and Barring Scheme checked and need two strong references.  If you require any further information please email Sylvia Allen, School Business Manager: 

Application Forms

Applications will only be considered when submitted on the relevant form:

Click here for Support staff application form 

Click here for a Teacher application form
Application via email
Hardcopies to Mrs Angela Peacock, Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3AP

Last update: 2018-10-11