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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 September 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Teaching Assistant Grade: 7 Actual Annual Salary: £17,147 to £18,451 Full Time Equivalent: £24,948 to £26,845 Work Pattern: 30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (Term time only)

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role requires an individual who has strong communication and interpersonal skills, and is able to foster, and maintain, relationships with students, staff and families. The ability to remain positive and calm when under pressure is essential. You must have a commitment to enriching and improving the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and to working with students who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Resilience and the ability to work flexibly are key to ensure success in this role. If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs, we would love to hear from you. Previous special school experience is not necessary, but it is essential you fully share our values, which can be found on The Gallery Trust website.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Orion Academy, part of The Gallery Trust Working at Orion Academy offers many benefits. Career Progression • Be a key member of a friendly and supportive staff team who are dedicated to achieving the best for every one of our pupils • Participate in high quality professional development opportunities which are tailored to your needs and to your career aspirations • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools Financial • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book • Perkbox membership • Access to LGPS pension linked to salary life assurance • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work Wellbeing • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue • Regular staff surveys to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing • The opportunity to work in a new, purpose-built school building, which offers an exciting environment in which to teach and learn, located just a short drive from Oxford’s ring road • Free car parking and cycle storage • On-site catering In a staff survey undertaken in Jan 2023, 92% of staff reported that they valued the school's culture (0% negative response).

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

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About Orion Academy

School type
Academy, ages 10 to 18
School size
83 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 18
Phone number

Orion Academy currently offers places to 94 students, and the roll of the school will rise steadily over the next three years to cater for 108 students, aged from 10 to 18 years. Students attend from throughout the county, and transfer from our SEND feeder school, Northern House Academy, and from mainstream primary and secondary schools. All students who attend Orion Academy have an Education, Health and Care Plan, which describes their special needs and drives their educational provision.

Students are taught through a differentiated and bespoke curriculum designed to enhance their personal and social development and academic achievement. We have a strong intent to ensure our students leave with the personal characteristics to thrive in their communities. Classes are taught in stages, not necessarily age, allowing innovation and creative approaches to teaching and learning. The Academy provides support for our students with social and emotional needs through our Academy Community Learning Team, which consists of youth workers, therapeutic and pastoral workers.

Arranging a visit to Orion Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@orionacademy.co.uk.

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