- Job role
- Teaching assistant
- Working pattern
- Term time
32 hours and 30 minutes a week Monday to Friday
- Contract type
- Fixed term (Till July 22nd 2022)
- Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
- £18'562 pro rata please note this position is not full time
- Actual salary
- Approximately £13,921.00
Job summaryTeaching Assistant Vacancy
Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. Oak Grove College is a Secondary School for students with a wide variety of Special Educational Needs. We are federated with Palatine Primary School, Herons Dale Primary School and Cornfield School forming the Thrive Federation.
We are currently recruiting for additional Teaching Assistants. Teaching Assistants form an important part of our staff team, working alongside other staff to support pupils with their learning.
We are looking for individuals with some of the following skills, knowledge and experience:
- able to employ a wide variety of communication strategies
- experienced in providing personal care
- experienced in supporting people with mental health issues
- experienced in supporting people with social and emotional barriers to learning
- able to engage and motivate students
- flexibility to work across the whole college as required
- excellent organisational skills
- able to use initiative and work effectively in a team
Prior experience with students with complex learning needs is preferred but not essential as a programme of support and training will be offered.
Hours: 32.5 hours per week 8.30am – 3.30pm; Term time only plus inset days
Salary: WSCC Grade 3 (£9.62 per hour) – temporary contract
Closing date: 10.am, Thursday 23rd September 2021
Interviews to be held: Thursday 30th September 2021
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Grove College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We require employees to undertake an enhanced DBS criminal record check. Please note we unable to accept CV’s alone we must have a completed application form
Phillip Potter, Headteacher
Applying for the job
To apply for this position please complete the attached document Application Form Non-teachingMore on how to apply (opens in new tab)
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
- School type
- Special school, ages 11 to 19
- Education phase
- School size
- 260 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 19
About Oak Grove College
Oak Grove College is a community generic special school providing special education for 260 students with learning difficulties from Year 7 to Year 14. We are immensely proud of our college and our community. We are committed to providing the very best for young people while they are with us, helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, confidence and aspiration to succeed throughout their lives. We have a staff team of about 180 people and we believe in looking after everyone well. We know that our staff team make the college what it is today and are the key to a successful future.
Staff are well supported by the leadership team and are offered opportunities to progress on carefully planned career pathways. We know that each and every one of our staff have a pivotal role to play and we believe in supporting everyone to achieve their potential. Oak Grove College is a rewarding place to work and staff report high levels of job satisfaction.
We know that our staff work hard to do their very best each day for our students and we believe in looking after them well in return. We pay for an extensive health and welfare support service for all our staff which includes physiotherapy, counselling, mindfulness support, menopause support, chronic illness support, weight management and much, much more.
Oak Grove College has convenient road and rail links with good public transport available. It is a 15 minute walk from Durrington-on-Sea train station, there is a bus stop just by the entrance, a large car park for those travelling by car and good pedestrian access for those on foot.
New employees joining Oak Grove College are guaranteed a warm welcome from their colleagues and the leadership team. Our motto is that ‘Everyone matters, every day counts’ and we strongly believe that this should include our entire school community. We look forward to getting to know you better and helping you to play your part in providing the very best to our young people.