Deadline is tomorrow

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Actual pay is £17,257 - £17,545 for 44.2 weeks and 32.5 hours per week

Nursery/Reception Teaching Assistant (Inclusion) job summary

Nursery/Reception Teaching Assistant (Inclusion)

Barton Park Primary School

OX3 9WN

Grade 4, 32.5 hours per week, permanent role, start September 2024 or sooner.

We are seeking a caring and inclusive teaching assistant to help support children with SEND in the early years. You will be experienced with children from birth - 5 and have a good knowledge of how children develop and learn. Your role will be to support children with their small but crucial steps of progress towards their developmental milestones. You will be working as part of a team and given training and support to succeed in this important role. This is a full time, permanent post at grade 4.

There are opportunities to develop your skills, and progress to grade 5+ as part of our commitment to ongoing professional development, should you wish to.

Additionally, we are seeking staff to work in our wrap around care (breakfast or after school club). These roles could be combined, giving a longer working day, and greater salary.

What skills / experience are required?

  • Experience of working with preschool and/or reception aged children.

  • Understanding of the importance of inclusion for all.

  • A recognised TA qualification such as NVQ 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications is desirable.

  • A desire to further your own professional development through targeted training to support the needs of children in your care.

  • Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety.

  • Patience and a non judgemental attitude.

  • A flexible approach to your work and excellent team working skills.

  • A good understanding of how children learn.

  • A problem solver and team-player who will contribute positively to our small staff team.


What we can offer

Our school is new and growing each year. It is popular within our local community: our nursery, reception and KS1 classes are oversubscribed and have waiting lists. Parents speak highly of the opportunities we provide the children and our wonderful new facilities. We have developed a forest school site locally, and have an emergent orchard and wildlife area onsite, as well as a fabulous outdoor EYFS area, including a kitchen garden. Our 6 values are embedded in all we do and our children are welcoming and keen to learn. You would join a small, motivated and dedicated team of professionals, serving a newly opened school at the heart of a growing community.


What RLT can offer


As part of the River Learning Trust, we can also offer you an excellent network of professional support and CPLD that will help you grow as a professional through access to some of the county’s best teachers and leaders.


Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:
all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character
sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still
all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly
collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload
where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people


This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.


How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

NB. Online applications through MyNewTerm

Closing Date for applications: 20 May 2024 at 9am

Shortlisting: 20 May 2024

Interviews: 23 May 2024

Visits to the school are positively encouraged. If you wish to find out more about our school or this role, you are invited to contact the Headteacher for a discussion and/or tour of the school. Please do so via our office: office@bartonparkprimary.org / 01865415800


The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The River Learning Trust are required to conduct online searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By applying for this role, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.


For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further guidance for applicants click on the this link List of offences that are not filtered


Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


What benefits does the Trust offer to its employees?

  • Annual pay increase for support staff (in line with grade boundaries) and for Teachers (subject to government framework and successful performance review)

  • A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme with favourable terms for all employees (Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service.

  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.

  • Offering flexible working wherever we can, in order to support the work life balance of our employees.

  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.

  • Competitive holiday entitlement for support staff (minimum 24 days rising to 32 day plus bank holidays per annum - dependent on grade of role and length of service)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Funded eye tests and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)

Commitment to safeguarding

The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.

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About Barton Park Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Barton Park School is a new primary school, including a nursery, on the Barton Park Housing Development situated on the outskirts of the City of Oxford. Our school opened in September 2020 to children in reception and a mixed years 1 & 2 class. The school will grow over the coming years with a final capacity of 315, with a potential to expand further to 420, subject to community demand.

Our place within the heart of a new and developing community, with easy walking, cycle and bus routes, is a perfect location for families and staff alike. Our lovely new building and the fantastic facilities available on site, along with our neighbouring sports pavilion, make for a very special place for children to learn and flourish - and for teaching staff to teach.

We have high aspirations for all our children. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with high quality, rigorous and engaging learning opportunities. Enquiry and creativity are central to our learning, and these principles are underpinned by a solid foundation in the key skills. We aim to build on each child’s natural curiosity and help them become enquiring, resilient and confident learners, able to communicate their ideas to both peers and adults. Quality teaching, targeted support and enriching, open-ended learning opportunities - alongside well planned indoor and outdoor environments - allow all children to develop their thinking skills, independence and individual talents.

Our six school values were chosen in collaboration with the school community: respect, kindness, equality, independence, perseverance, curiosity. It is important to us that these values reflect both emotional and intellectual growth and that they can be embraced by everyone within our diverse community.

Barton Park is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities after school and developing these opportunities as we grow. Our children already enjoy access to dance, sports, art and music clubs, led by experts and have had the chance to perform on the stage at Pegasus Theatre and The Town Hall. Such experiences are key to fostering confidence and self-belief, as well as extending horizons and understanding of others.

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