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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Teaching Assistant job summary

30 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days

East Sussex Single Status

Grade 3, point 7, £22,737 FTE

Paid pro rata for term time (£15,856)


The role

At Oakwood Primary Academy, the pupils, staff and governors are looking to recruit Teaching Assistants, ideally with previous experience, who are committed to support our school. We recruit Teaching Assistants who

•               Have a positive approach with natural enthusiasm when working with children,

•               Have an ability to enable all children, as individuals, to thrive in your care,

•               Are flexible and able to support groups of pupils under the direction of the teacher but equally able to take the initiative to support individual pupils,

•               Have effective oral and written communication skills, with good IT skills,

•               Possess a commitment to helping children do their best.


In return, staff working at Oakwood Primary Academy benefit from:

•               Collaborative CPD opportunities to assist in your role

•               A well-resourced school and classrooms

•               A working environment where everyone is determined to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils


Our school

Oakwood Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school in Eastbourne, for pupils aged 4-11. We currently have over 300 pupils on roll, and an onsite Nursery taking children from 2 years old. We have some lovely woodlands and grounds, and our school is situated in the heart of Willingdon Trees, where most of our pupils come from the local community – a community we are proud to serve.


We are a school that has undergone huge, transformational change, having been rated as a “Good” school, in all areas, at our most recent Ofsted inspection in October 2022. We are committed in continuing our school improvement journey and to raise standards for all our pupils. Our four values of ‘Knowledge, Equality, Determination and Achievement’ underpin everything that we do, belonging to every pupil and member of staff. These help to create our vision for the school ‘Being Better Every Day’. We are looking for colleagues who can help all of our children to achieve their best.


Oakwood Primary is part of Aurora Academies Trust, an organisation that is committed to nurturing and developing talent. It is an exciting time to be joining Aurora. Our seven schools spanning nursery, primary and secondary provision are all judged to be good or better by Ofsted. The Aurora school improvement model has really taken off in recent years and is helping to ensure that pupils in our schools benefit from the best possible standard of education. Our Aurora curriculum has been developed in house and is used consistently across our schools.


Visits to see the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Mrs Susan Hubbard, School Business Manager, to book a visit or to find out more about our school shubbard@auroraacademies.org.

Commitment to safeguarding

The responsibility to keep children safe belongs to all of us.

Oakwood has a very clear Safeguarding Policy that is available from the school office or under our Policies section on the school website.

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About Oakwood Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
322 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Primary Academy

School location

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