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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 31.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, term time only

Contract type


Actual salary

£16,258.80 to £17,808.52

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated staff to join our thriving and vibrant community at an exciting time in our development.

The role of the Teaching Assistant involves setting appropriate boundaries for children, supporting with their education and care and liaising with families to get the best possible outcomes. You will have the attributes to work across the whole school, including supporting children with complex health and medical needs and students who may demonstrate physically challenging behaviour. You will have, or be willing to quickly develop, a good understanding of our school curriculum, how to create a climate for success and how to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities to learn and develop. You will also demonstrate a resilient and instinctive approach in meeting our pupils’ needs.

If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Bardwell School include:

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities, tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations.
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire.
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks
  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools


  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers
  • Perkbox - discount and wellbeing platform membership


  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing atwork
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys and gathering of staff views to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Weekly opportunity to purchase from the Post 16 lunch bar (currently soup and scone)
  • Tuck shop – run by Post 16 provision (The Lodge)

  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeingapp


  • Free car parking and cycle storage

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

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About Bardwell School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
113 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01869 242182

Bardwell School is a community special school for children aged 2 – 19 years with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school has 105 pupils on roll, following recent expansion of the school buildings.

We are passionate about students at Bardwell having their abilities recognised and celebrated, whilst receiving an excellent education. The staff team is committed to very high standards in relation to every aspect of our pupils’ education. The school is values led, with every decision underpinned by its principles and values. These values include a positive reinforcement approach to behaviour management and a non-label led, individualised approach to planning and delivering learning for all students.

Bardwell School is a member of The Gallery Trust, an expanding Special Needs Multi Academy Trust, which is dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire. The Trust has a national reputation for excellence and is influential in the development of SEND strategy in the county. With six academies currently in the Trust, our aim is to build a community of eight to ten special schools over the next five years.

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