101 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as available

  • Closing date

    23 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,702 - £26,873

What skills and experience we're looking for

To support teaching in our classes’ indoor and outdoor learning as timetabled.

To support pupils Shared Care Protocols by supporting the full medical and welfare needs. Full training will be given in the administration of any medical interventions.

To produce/reproduce materials to support teaching in base lessons and mainstream lessons as needed and/or requested.

To support the teacher in compiling pupil assessment data.

To support pupils in integrated lessons at Wheatley Primary School and Wheatley Park School.

To support pupils in informal sessions such as break-times with personal care needs, etc.

To participate in off-site activities i.e. horse riding, swimming and residential trips.

To attend weekly team development meetings.

To attend whole staff meetings once a term.

To participate in professional development activities as required.

To be aware of and comply with Health and Safety legislation and policies of the school.

Any other class duties as directed by Headteacher, Deputy Headteachers or class teacher.

ESSENTIAL

Experience of working with children.

Desire and ability to work as part of a team.

Ability to work under direction but also use your own initiative as the situation demands.

Commitment to equal opportunities, able to contribute to an environment that celebrates diversity.

To have fitness levels that ensure you can cope with the physical demands of the job, in particular manual handling procedures, being on the go throughout the school day, support children in the water during swimming sessions.

To have a flexible approach and be able to adapt in different circumstances including the possibility of moving across teams or school sites.

To have a positive outlook and share an enthusiasm for the job.

DESIRABLE

Experience of working with children with disabilities, in particular learning difficulties.

GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent in English and Maths

First Aid qualification

Safeguarding qualification.

What the school offers its staff

Safety

Learning

Independence

Communication

Engagement

John Watson School is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our existing vibrant and friendly team in our all age special school, we are looking for someone who is committed and a problem solver.

The successful candidates will compliment the team at our school, will demonstrate a commitment to learning and enjoy working with children of all abilities.

John Watson School is a Special School in Wheatley. We cater for children with Special Educational Needs from the ages of 2 - 19 years. We aim to create a happy, healthy secure learning environment in which the needs of all pupils are met, enabling each child to reach his or her individual potential. We offer pupils opportunities for integrated educational experiences with their peer groups in the nursery, primary and secondary schools whose sites we share. We support pupils in developing practical and social skills that can be used at school, at home and in the community.

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

We are judged Good by Ofsted (October 2022) and we are ambitious in our vision for the future provision for our pupils. We offer small classes, typically less than 10 pupils per class, working within large teams of support staff and additional NHS therapists. We have a unique relationship with Wheatley Nursery School who share our site.

Further details about the role

Please complete an application form, which can be found on our website and return by email to sbm@johnwatsonschool.org.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and interviews arranged accordingly.

Please do not send CVs, applications will only be considered using the application provided.

As part of our recruitment process we will require you to fill out an overseas check prior to interview.

Previous applicants should not re-apply

Start date : As soon as possible / after successful candidate notice period

Commitment to safeguarding

Safer Recruitment
John Watson School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

Visas cannot be sponsored.
More on how to apply (opens in new tab)

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About John Watson School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
110 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01865 452725

We cater for children and young people with Special Educational Needs from the ages of 2-19 years. The school is designated for SLD and PMLD pupils. The majority of the pupils are working at pre-KS1 levels. They are vulnerable learners with complex needs who need individualised provision to meet their medical and/or behavioural needs and to engage them in learning

Arranging a visit to John Watson School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@johnwatsonschool.org.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Casual Midday Supervisor

Chepping View Primary Academy

Cressex Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4PR

Lettings Assistant (Casual Support Staff)

River Learning Trust

Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2NT

Specialist Support Assistant – The Link

Manor Green School

Elizabeth Hawkes Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3EQ

Specialist Support Assistant (Behaviour Support) – The Link

Manor Green School

Elizabeth Hawkes Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3EQ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Oxford and Oxfordshire