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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £26,873.00 Annually (FTE) This equates to an actual annual salary of £17,257 to £20,063 depending on experience

Teaching Assistant in Key Stage One job summary

Teaching Assistant in Key Stage One

Barton Park Primary School, OX3 9WN

Grade 4 - 6, 32.5 hours per week, permanent role, start January 2024 or sooner.

FTE salary is £23,114 to £26,873 which equates to an actual annual salary of £17,257 to £20,063

Main purpose of role

Are you an excellent Teaching Assistant, looking for the next challenge in your career or keen to work in a growing school where you can make a difference to a new community? 

We are seeking a dedicated, inclusive professional to join our team. You will:

Work with KS1 teachers to deliver learning activities for small groups and individuals within class.

Lead reading and maths interventions to progress learning and close gaps.  

Support children with SEND to take an active role in learning in their classroom.

Lead active play during break and lunchtimes. 

What skills / experience are required 


Experience of working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, including leading small group learning.

A nationally recognised qualification at level 2 or above in English and Maths.

High expectations of children and a commitment to helping them fulfil their potential.

Ability to establish fair, trusting supportive and constructive relationships with children.

Knowledge and understanding of key factors that affect children’s learning and progress.

Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to child protection and health and safety and the SEND code of practice.

Initiative and a flexible approach to your work.

Excellent team working skills.

A problem solver and team-player who will contribute positively to our small staff team.

What we can offer

As the city’s newest school (we opened in 2020) our facilities and resources are fantastic and our children are keen to learn, enthusiastic and fun. We teach in small, mixed year groups (22-23 children in our 2 KS1 classes) and, as we grow, opportunities and challenges for the right people arise regularly. We are looking for an individual who is excited about being part of our developing school and helping us create a school that children, staff and parents alike can be really proud of.

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. 

How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

NB. Online applications through MyNewTerm

Closing date: Friday 1 December 2023  

Shortlisting date: Monday 4 December 2023 

Interview date : Wednesday 6 December 2023

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 December. Applications should be submitted via our recruitment portal MyNewTerm.  Should you wish for a confidential conversation with the Headteacher, about the role, prior to application, then please email office@bartonparkprimary.org 

The River Learning Trust and Barton Park 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 linkList of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

The River Learning Trust and Barton Park Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.
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About Barton Park Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Barton Park School is a new primary school, including a nursery, on the Barton Park Housing Development situated on the outskirts of the City of Oxford. Our school opened in September 2020 to children in reception and a mixed years 1 & 2 class. The school will grow over the coming years with a final capacity of 315, with a potential to expand further to 420, subject to community demand.

Our place within the heart of a new and developing community, with easy walking, cycle and bus routes, is a perfect location for families and staff alike. Our lovely new building and the fantastic facilities available on site, along with our neighbouring sports pavilion, make for a very special place for children to learn and flourish - and for teaching staff to teach.

We have high aspirations for all our children. Our curriculum is designed to provide children with high quality, rigorous and engaging learning opportunities. Enquiry and creativity are central to our learning, and these principles are underpinned by a solid foundation in the key skills. We aim to build on each child’s natural curiosity and help them become enquiring, resilient and confident learners, able to communicate their ideas to both peers and adults. Quality teaching, targeted support and enriching, open-ended learning opportunities - alongside well planned indoor and outdoor environments - allow all children to develop their thinking skills, independence and individual talents.

Our six school values were chosen in collaboration with the school community: respect, kindness, equality, independence, perseverance, curiosity. It is important to us that these values reflect both emotional and intellectual growth and that they can be embraced by everyone within our diverse community.

Barton Park is committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities after school and developing these opportunities as we grow. Our children already enjoy access to dance, sports, art and music clubs, led by experts and have had the chance to perform on the stage at Pegasus Theatre and The Town Hall. Such experiences are key to fostering confidence and self-belief, as well as extending horizons and understanding of others.

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