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  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,874.00 Annually (Actual) 35 hours per week TTO + 4 weeks (includes 5 INSET days) + £1455 SEN Allowance

Office Manager/PA to Headteacher job summary

In the early years, we are looking for staff who are willing to be flexible to support the needs of students, and other stakeholders, and to meet the operational needs of the school. This will provide excellent opportunities for staff to develop new skills and gain experience in a variety of areas.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Flexible in providing support and knowledge as needed and as the school grows.
  • Proactive, well organised and able to lead staff.
  • A great communicator who develops relationships with young children and adults.
  • A strong customer service advocator, who models good practice and is able to identify stakeholders’ needs quickly and efficiently.
  • An ambassador for the school, presenting a positive image of the school and the wider Trust at every opportunity. You will often be the first point of contact for all visitors and will need to create a warm and welcoming environment, demonstrating a calm and confident manner.
  • Forward-thinking, able to effectively lead and support the development of the school’s administration function.
  • Able to focus on longer term objectives as well as deal with the daily workload of a busy school office.
  • Proactive in their support to the headteacher.

The school is part of the successful Maiden Erlegh Trust who currently operate eight other schools in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. The Trust has a reputation for driving high standards and excellence in all its schools, with a strong track record of outcomes and improving OFSTED grading.

Our People Development Curriculum provides professional development pathways for every role within the Trust, both teaching and support staff, through which staff can tailor CPD to their own needs.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

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 Oak Tree School

School type
Free School, ages 5 to 19
School size
Up to 150 pupils
Age range
5 to 19

School location

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