6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE)

Teaching Assistant job summary

Do you love working with children and seeing the progress that they make? Would you like to join a friendly, welcoming team in a thriving primary school? We are recruiting for a classroom Teaching Assistant for 1st September 2024. You will be working 4 days a week (likely to be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and 8:30am-15:30.

We have 210 pupils on roll (7 classes) and over 30 staff. As a medium-sized school situated within a multi-academy trust, candidates will benefit from excellent support from a strong school-based Senior Leadership Team. Across the River Learning Trust, there are exceptional opportunities for professional networking and personal development. Our Red Kite Values: Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Determination, Kindness, Independence, Teamwork, Enrichment.

Our School Vision: Nurturing everyone to flourish in a community where all can believe and achieve (The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-23)

We are looking for an excellent Teaching Assistant with vision and a passion for bringing out the best in all children and can make a real difference in our school. Specifically, we would like someone who has the following qualities:

        • Calmness
        • Empathy
        • Enthusiasm
        • Flexibility
        • Initiative
        • Resilience

        Visitors comment on the warm atmosphere in the school. Our children are friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming. They strive to do their best and enjoy attending school. We offer candidates the opportunity to join our supportive and motivated team of staff and governors with excellent opportunities for professional development.

        Education has the power to change lives, communities, and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff, and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in 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 RLT” guide.

        This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

        The River Learning Trust and Garsington CE Primary 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.

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        About Garsington Church of England Primary School

        School type
        Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
        Education phase
        View all Primaryjobs
        School size
        211 pupils enrolled
        Age range
        4 to 11

        School location

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