Our school is proud to be part of Anthem Schools Trust, who together create ambitious and successful schools where every child thrives.
Located in South Oxfordshire, Abbey Woods caters for approximately 170 pupils, aged 3 to 11. It is situated in beautiful and spacious grounds, and we are an easy commute from the surrounding towns such as Abingdon, Didcot and Wallingford, along with good transport links to Oxford and Reading.
We have been on a journey of rapid school improvement and are very proud of our small friendly school, we aim for high standards and outstanding achievement in a creative and fun environment. We encourage children to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
The emotional wellbeing of every child is also an essential part of our ethos. We nurture and help our children to learn how to be happy, enjoy meaningful relationships with family and friends, and live their lives without fear or worry.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate Teaching Assistant to join this dedicated team.
Our children would welcome a Teaching Assistant who will nurture their potential, encourage aspiration and maximise their enthusiasm and willingness to learn. The successful applicant will be passionate about transforming the lives of children and bring with them an abundance of enthusiasm which can encourage engagement and commitment from our pupils. Whilst experience is not necessary, you must have a good standard of literacy, be adaptable and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life, have a calm manner and be able to work as part of a team.
Join Abbey Woods’ team and we can offer you:
The chance to join a motivated and supportive team, who are passionate about the school community and creating a school where every child and adult can thrive.
The opportunity to work within an organisation who have a robust personal development programme and are committed to the professional development of every individual.
Membership of local government pension scheme.
Access to Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeing, money, health, and legal advice.
Cycle to work scheme.
Access to a Health Cash Plan, an optional scheme to pay a weekly or monthly premium to claim money back on everyday health care needs such as dentist, optical and physical needs.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to support the pupils at Abbey Woods, we would be delighted to hear from you. We welcome visits to the school and are sure you will experience our nurturing, welcoming atmosphere to get a taste of how rewarding your work will be.
Please contact the school to arrange a visit or further discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 340420
Further information can be found in the job description and person specification at the Abbey Woods Career Site. Click here
Please note application should be made through the Abbey Woods’ Career Site, we do not accept CVs
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.
Anthem will undertake a basic online check for all shortlisted candidates.
It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.
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