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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £24,140.00 Annually (FTE) Actual £10,108.45 - £10,732.20

Assistant Teacher job summary

Working Hours: 18.75 Hours per week, 08:45 - 12:30, Monday to Friday

Working Weeks: Term Time only, INSET Days + 1 Week

Pay: Grade B or C depending on experience - FTE £22,737 - £24,140 Actual £10,108.45 - £10,732.20

Responsible to: Senior Teachers

Starting: 01.09.24

Whether you are already qualified or considering embarking on a new career with us (with a commitment to some personal study in your own time) we are keen to hear from you. Working at Oakfield is an immensely fulfilling experience, although it requires resilience and adaptability… No two days are ever the same, but for the right person, it is a role you will truly enjoy.

What are we looking for in applicants?

The most suited candidate will bring enthusiasm, positivity, patience and humour as well as an understanding of child development.

They will be proactive and use their initiative, be a team player and be flexible within the job role.

They will uphold the school's ethos, mission, and values.

Formal qualifications in child development or supporting teaching and learning will be an advantage, but training and development is provided to successful applicants in order to support them and provide the very best for our children.

A good standard of English and Mathematics is essential in order to be able to deal with the demands of the curriculum.

The ability to foster a classroom environment that embraces diversity and promotes mutual respect among children.

Good communication skills, being able to communicate sensitively and effectively with parents/carers, keeping them apprised of their child's progress and concerns, as agreed by the class teacher.


Provide indispensable support to the class teacher, assisting in the delivery of the curriculum and fostering a positive learning environment.

Instil positive values, attitudes, and good behaviour, handling incidents as per the school behaviour policy.

Support the teacher in assessments, documenting observations and tracking pupil progress.

Cover whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers, maintaining continuity of learning.

Assist in the planning and execution of school events and extracurricular activities.

Keep up to date with the curriculum, incorporating new learning strategies and resources.

Execute 1:1 and/or small group interventions, identifying and addressing individual learning needs as required.

Oversee and engage children at lunch, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable mealtime experience.

Adhere to all school policies, including health and safety, confidentiality, and data protection protocols.

In return we will provide you with:

Opportunities for learning and access to nationally recognised qualifications

Positive work environment

Tea, coffee, and biscuits

Free tech (iPod/laptop)

Access to the staff benefits programme which includes the ‘cycle to work’ scheme

Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.

On-site, free staff car parking.

Seize this opportunity to genuinely impact the lives of our children. If you're prepared to apply your skills in a nurturing and stimulating environment, we are eager to connect with you. Join our compassionate community and assist us in fostering a love for learning among our children. Shape the future, one child at a time. If you're dedicated to collaborating with the school in the education profession, keen to enhance your own practice, and capable of working effectively in a team, we would be delighted to hear from you. For a deeper understanding of our school, its ethos, and values, we invite you to visit our website or Facebook page to get a genuine sense of life with us. Don't hesitate - apply today!

Note: The responsibilities outlined are not exhaustive and might evolve in line with the changing needs of the school and pupils. We are committed to safer recruitment and all applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check. We are also an equal opportunities employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Oakfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
167 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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