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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after the Easter Holiday

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    4 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£13,920.00 - £14,230.00 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant job summary

We are a primary school, located on the county borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, situated between Bicester and Thame. Our school values of Love, Honesty and Respect are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, providing an environment which prepares our children as confident, happy citizens.

We are proud to say that our children are enthusiastic, inquisitive and eager to learn and succeed. Staff are a resilient, compassionate and dedicated team who work closely with our supportive, pro-active and community-minded families. Our Headteacher and Governors are ambitious, values-driven and tenacious in their approach to school leadership.

The successful candidate will to work 8.50am – 3.20pm Monday to Friday (term time only) and this will include half an hour lunchtime duty each day.

This is a classroom-based role, working alongside the class teacher, supporting children with their learning as part of the whole class, in small groups or one to one with a pupil with SEND needs. The first role includes being part of our whole school lunchtime supervision team working on a rota basis. Occasionally, we may need you to work solely with one child if this is what their needs require; however, we do, as far as is practicable, move our staff around so that they acquire a broad range of experience and expertise.

30 hours per week, term time only. Grade Range 1B 8-10 depending on experience FTE £20,760.00 to £21,223.00, (actual salary £13,920.00 to £14,230.00). Initially for a fixed term to July 2024 with the possibility to extend.

We would urge you to visit our school, so you can see what makes our school such a special place to work.

We can offer you:

  • An exciting environment with engaged, enthusiastic children;
  • A vibrant and happy school;
  • The opportunity to work alongside forward thinking, creative, dedicated and friendly team of professionals;
  • An inclusive school culture;
  • An experience of working in a beautiful physical environment including extensive grounds and a swimming pool;
  • A commitment to your ongoing continued professional development;
  • A welcoming and supportive parent community.

We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Inspiring and motivated (already a teaching assistant or potentially one in the making);
  • Passionate about high standards and celebrating children’s progress;
  • Able to use your knowledge of all children to support (or feed into the planning of) innovative and exciting learning opportunities;
  • Enthusiastic and energetic, with a love of collaborative working;
  • Committed to the care and well-being of all children.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of our school community please telephone for an informal chat or to organise a date to look around school.

Oakley CE Combined School is committed to safeguarding all children. Successful candidates will require a DBS clearance and suitable references before commencing employment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Commitment to safeguarding

Oakley CE Combined School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. All potential staff have to meet the requirements of the person specification appropriate to their role and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, social media check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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About Oakley Church of England Combined School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

We are a small village school with approximately 100 children, situated in the beautiful village of Oakley, Buckinghamshire, close to the Bucks/Oxfordshire border located between Thame and Bicester. Our Christian values are at the heart of everything that we do to support our children develop intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We also pride ourselves on our excellent results, good pupil behaviour and attitudes. Well-being is a fundamental part of our welcoming school community as we know how vital this is to nurturing life-long learners.

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