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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, Term Time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

OCL Scale 4 SCP 7-11 £24294 - £25979 (Actual £20896.58 - £22345.93)

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity to join the team at Oasis Academy Sholing

It is time to work in a job that you love. Change the lives of young people in Southampton as you work closely with our teachers in all departments, being an influence who believes, makes a difference, and supports them to achieve beyond their expectations.

The role and what we are looking for

We are recruiting a creative and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support our students and teachers in delivering excellent outcomes for all.

Applicants must have good interpersonal skills and be adaptable and resourceful when helping students with different needs and backgrounds, including those with emotional and social difficulties. Most of all, we need passionate people who want to make a difference to vulnerable students.

Previous experience of working with young people is essential.

You will be working with a supportive and dedicated team of staff who believe all students deserve our full support to achieve their very best. We have a strong programme of staff development and opportunities to work with a wide variety of professionals in the academy, local community, and wider Trust.

To be successful in this role you will

  • Have at least NVQ Level 3 and GCSE Level C or above in English and mathematics.
  • Good literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills
  • Calm and adaptable with an ability to work within a flexible and busy environment
  • Ability to build good relationships with children and adults
  • High expectation of behaviour and ability to challenge without confrontation
  • Understanding of students' personal as well as academic needs and to treat with respect
  • Able to empower children to access all areas of the curriculum and to achieve their maximum potential

What the school offers its staff

Our offer to you When you join the Sholing family there are several offers you’ll receive that make us stand out as an employer of choice. These include but are not limited to:

  • School holidays - we want you to enjoy your time off!
  • Opportunities for training and development internally and externally
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (inc. life cover, lower tax, set rate 1/49, and ill health cover)
  • Free eye tests
  • Colleagues who care and a strong community
  • Mental health and well-being as a critical support service
  • Cycle-to-work Incentive
  • Healthcare Cash Plan Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Free use of our dedicated gym area

Our academy Oasis Academy Sholing is a rapidly improving, forward-thinking Academy that maintains high expectations of staff and students. We have been on a journey of improvement and development, since becoming an Oasis academy in 2018. Our focus is on our children, staff wellbeing, and community; parents and the wider community are engaged with our school, supporting our leaders, and playing an active role in community transformation through academy-led projects.

Sholing is part of the highly successful Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust therefore we benefit from support and sharing of best practices from our regional schools, Regional Director, and wider Oasis family.

The successful candidate will share the ambition of community transformation, delivered by exceptional education at the heart of the community.

Application Procedure

For further information and an application pack please visit www.oasisacademysholing.org or email us at recruitment@oasissholing.org or phone 02380 448861.

For an informal discussion about the role and the Academy, please contact our Associate Assistant Principal at Selina.read@oasissholing.org.

Commitment to safeguarding

Oasis Charitable Trust is wholly committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk who engage with Oasis activities across the Oasis group through its subsidiaries (Oasis UK, Oasis Community Learning, Oasis College, Oasis Community Partnerships, Oasis Aquila Housing and STOP THE TRAFFIK), are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To fulfil this commitment, a number of safeguarding arrangements are in place.

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About Oasis Academy Sholing

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1040 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

We are an inclusive of all secondary school based in Southampton catering for students aged 11-16. We believe that Oasis Academy Sholing celebrates success through world class aspiration and recognises the enjoyment in learning so that all are inspired to achieve.

Arranging a visit to Oasis Academy Sholing

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@oasissholing.org.

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