This job expired on 18 July 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    16 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,269.00 - £32,076.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary: £26,180 - 28,785 (2024 pay award pending)

Personal Assistant to the Headteacher job summary

Due to retirement, Mr Doherty, Headteacher, seeks to recruit a new personal assistant (PA). The role of Headteacher’s PA in any school is an important and fulfilling role, providing both comprehensive administrative support for the Headteacher himself, but also being involved in a range of school organisational activities and the first point of contact for all stakeholders contacting the Headteacher: students, colleagues, parents, carers, governors and all external agencies.

Chipping Norton School seeks someone who enjoys working with a diverse and invested group of people, and will support the Headteacher in the pursuit of the highest standards and outcomes; including highly effective, timely and positive communication.

The Headteacher seeks an individual with the confidence to both support and challenge, whilst being additional eyes and ears within and beyond the school community.

The working hours of this term time role will be 0815 to 16:15 (Monday – Thursday) and 0815 to 15:45 (Friday).

This is a term time role (term time + inset days + one week at the end of August) = 40 weeks per year . Salary includes 6.56 weeks holiday pay

We welcome all applications and if you would like to have a confidential conversation with the Headteacher prior to application, please contact Morag Robinson (mrobinson@chippingnortonschool.org) or telephone 01608 544998.

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance.

This post includes regulated activity relevant to children.

What skills / experience are required

We are seeking a collaborative, dynamic and innovative colleague, who:

  • Will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Headteacher

  • Will build positive relationships with all stakeholders

  • Must be an effective communicator

What we can offer

  • A committed, vibrant and dedicated rural comprehensive school.

  • A willing, able and supportive group of administrative staff to work alongside

  • A positive, pro-active and busy working environment

  • Parents and carers who are engaged, supportive and encouraging.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At the River Learning Trust (RLT) we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in the RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in the RLT” guide.

The River Learning Trust and Chipping Norton School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up-to-date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered.

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.

This job post has expired.

About Chipping Norton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1002 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Pastoral Leader

Oxford Spires Academy

Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2AU

School Traffic Marshall

The Swan School

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7WP

Receptionist and Administrator

Cheney School

Cheney Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH

Casual Caretaker

Matthew Arnold School

Arnolds Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9JE

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Oxfordshire