28 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    March 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    21 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737 - £23,500

Actual salary

£16,496.59 - £17,050.17

What skills and experience we're looking for

Function of the post:

Contribute to the students’ development including their social and emotional well-being in supporting the teaching and learning in the classroom, providing general and specific assistance to students, under the direction and guidance of the teacher or independently in a one-to-one setting. This will involve providing assistance to the teacher in supporting students on a one-to-one or small group basis, across a wide range of activities and supported learning activities, including the preparation, maintenance and adaptation of resources.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. In liaison with, and under the guidance of the teaching staff and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and following best practice, appropriately support students on an individual or small group basis to understand instructions, and complete activities, encouraging and developing independent learning and inclusion of all students to ensure progression and continuity.

2. Support students in social and emotional well-being, generally providing students with positive feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain students’ efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem; report problems to the teacher, or as appropriate and in-line with academy policy and procedures, such as health and safety, child protection, behaviour management.

3. Monitor students’ responses to learning and feedback to the teacher on students’ progress and record basic student data in line with academy procedure.

4. Support the learning of children, including implementing intervention programmes, in order to meet targets as required by the Special Educational needs and Disability Code of Practice and as identified on the pupil’s plan, including completing the appropriate paperwork.

5. Provide general administrative support as required and directed by your line manager.

6. Attend meetings and training sessions as required and agreed with your line manager.

What the school offers its staff

At Oakmoor we offer a diverse programme of professional development to enable teachers to enrich their practice in areas that they have identified and want to develop. Professional development is closely linked to our school strategic plan and individual performance management to ensure that we are improving and enhancing the school as well as individual practice.

Throughout the school year, staff participate in a Twilight programme of professional development that has a focus on key areas. All staff are given the time and opportunity to choose a theme that they would like to research and study. The results of this work are then implemented to improve and enhance an area of their practice. There are also opportunities to share this knowledge with the whole school through our meeting and INSET programme and on many occasions whole school policy and practice has been influenced by the Twilight professional development programme.

Staff are also given the opportunity to work collaboratively with other staff and departments across the school through our meeting cycle. The collaborative meetings have a clear agenda that relates to sharing good practice to enhance provision through planned learning walks, work scrutiny opportunities and discussion and debate regarding learning, the curriculum, assessment, examination technique and classroom practice.

For Early Careers Teachers (ECTs), our programme has been recognised as delivering the highest grading for guidance and support for our newly qualified teachers.

Our ECTs have a mentor who works in partnership with them to ensure that they continue to develop throughout the academic year. Their mentor observes lessons and provides regular feedback on the quality of their teaching as well as offering helpful advice on how to improve further.

This support programme continues once qualified teacher status has been achieved, as staff progress into our Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) programme to ensure that support and development is on going, as we recognise that we have different needs at different stages of our career.

For professional services staff wishing to become teachers, we have a successful School Direct programme which is delivered jointly through our close link with the University of Chichester. This programme provides an opportunity to train with us for one year and includes a second placement in another school for one half term. When accepted onto our School Direct Programme, trainees are fully integrated into our staff team and are supported to ensure that they are given every opportunity to develop the skills required to become an outstanding teacher. To date, we have a 100% pass and employment rate and we expect to see this continue in the future.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Oakmoor School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Oakmoor School is a brand new, state of the art secondary school situated in a 22 acre tree lined site on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

We are a friendly, vibrant school with high standards and expectations. We pride ourselves on knowing every young person as an individual and challenging each of them to have the highest possible aspirations. The Oakmoor ethos is encapsulated by our motto: Ambition, Courage, Excellence.

Students at Oakmoor display excellent behaviour in lessons and around the school. Teachers plan highly engaging lessons tailored to the needs of our students allowing high levels of progress to be enjoyed. Students benefit from a wealth of extra-curricular activities, including trips and visits to enrich their experience at our school.

We benefit from cutting edge technology throughout the site and the latest specialist equipment for key areas such as science, technology and performing arts. Our main buildings surround a central court yard which includes covered areas for outside dining and seating areas outside of the learning resource centre for reading at break and lunch times.

There is an abundance of green spaces which include several sports pitches, an athletics track, a nurture garden and a forest school area for outside learning and activities. The whole site is bordered by mature trees providing a relaxing and inspirational backdrop to our inspirational learning environment.

We are a very successful school where high levels of respect and conduct prevail. Our success shows that when you couple high quality pastoral care with high standards and expectations, young people are able to flourish and to achieve their very best.

Arranging a visit to Oakmoor School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email n.mccool@oakmoor.hants.sch.uk.

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