11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: 32.5 hours per week Term Time Only plus 5 development days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114 – £23,893

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you care about your work-life balance?

We do too. Come and work at our academy where every staff member matters.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Teaching Assistant to join our friendly staff team and enhance our pupils learning experiences with their dynamic and innovative approach.

We place a high value on wellbeing for staff and pupils and have been awarded the Silver Medway Workplace Wellbeing Award in recognition of this.

By being part of the Oasis family of over 50 academies you will benefit from a strong support network and partnership within the region and Nationally. You will have many opportunities to develop and share best practice to drive continual improvement, including through national improvement networks and access to a competitive CPD Programme nationally.

We are looking for a committed and energetic person to assist and support pupils throughout the academy day. Previous experience of working with young people is preferred.

Key Skills

  • 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 pupils personal and academic needs and to treat with respect
  • able to empower children to access all areas of the curriculum and to achieve their maximum potential

Personal Qualities

  • conscientious
  • adaptable
  • sensitive
  • patient

What the school offers its staff

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

  • Defined benefit pension scheme (inc. life cover, lower tax, set rate 1/49 and ill health cover) - average input of 22.5% from us!
  • Access to free national counselling service
  • Access to bespoke Employee Assistance programme including counselling, financial wellbeing planning, menopause counselling, nurse support services, GP 24/7 service and physiotherapy.
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dress Down Friday for all academy staff
  • A lively environment with colleagues who care

Further details about the role

If you have read the recruitment information attached and would like to arrange a visit to the academy, please email principal@oasisskinnerstreet.org

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Therefore, early application is strongly encouraged.

This position is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

As part of our safer recruitment process, CVs are not accepted.Oasis Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

Visit our website www.oasisacademyskinnerstreet.org to learn more about us or follow us on Facebook @oasisacademyskinnerstreet

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to principal@oasisskinnerstreet.org

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Oasis Academy Skinner Street

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
410 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01634 850213

Our children and families come first and we are passionately committed to giving our young people the best education possible in the formative stages of their lives. At Oasis Academy Skinner Street we take great pride in our students, we aspire to create opportunities for them to flourish academically and to form their good character.

When our students leave us, we want them to be self-confident, to know how to build and sustain strong relationships, to have high aspirations and to have achieved their very best.
We want our students to embrace and contribute to the life of the school, both through their learning and by taking part in our extensive range of enrichment and leadership activities. We are proud of our partnership with parents and value their support to fulfil our vision.

We want every student to enjoy their time with us and to leave with fond memories that they will cherish forever. Our children leave us prepared for responsible adulthood taking with them principled values that will impact positively on their own lives, and those of others, to make for a better world.

Our vision for the school is summed up as Inspire, Challenge and Achieve.

Inspire – every member of Oasis Academy Skinner Street to take every opportunity in and out of the classroom to learn and flourish.

Challenge – everyone to be the best they can be.

Achieve – success in all aspects of life.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family.

Arranging a visit to Oasis Academy Skinner Street

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email principal@oasisskinnerstreet.org.

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