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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    8 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,297.00 - £21,223.00 Annually (FTE) Please note that salary advertised is for the full time role. Actual salary will be pro rata for hours worked. 32.5 Hours per week 39 Weeks per year ( 38 Weeks Term Time & 5 Inset Days)

Teaching Assistant job summary

We are recruiting Teaching Assistants to support children with specific needs on a one-to-one basis, and to support children’s learning in class. We have recently joined Oxford Dioceses Bucks Schools Trust, the benefits of being part of a trust are outlined below.

Candidates with experience with working with children with communication/interaction needs and SEMH needs is desirable. The school our looking for support staff members to become part of newly formed team and move the school to the next part of its journey. The school is a happy place to work with supportive staff, governors and parents and wonderful pupils who want to learn! There are regular opportunities to attend LSA meetings and undertake additional training including progression to teacher training in the future.

All our teaching assistants work alongside our qualified teachers to support learning – whether supporting individual children, providing administrative and welfare support, teaching small groups, supervising children at play or lunchtimes and much more!

About the Role:

  • To work under the guidance of the SENDCo and class teacher to support teaching and learning in the classroom, including support for specific named children
  • To provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupils and the classroom, and specifically for named children
  • To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly, and supportive learning environment
  • To promote the inclusion of all children ensuring that they have equal access, to opportunities to learn and develop (including working 1:1 to support children with special educational needs).
  • To work with an individual child on a range of activities and to constructively help the child to participate by adapting and/or interpreting lessons and instructions accordingly. This will include:
  • Supporting children with their social behaviour, attitude and skills
  • Enabling them to develop their independence
  • To further develop their language, literacy, mathematical, scientific, technological, manipulative and physical skills
  • To assist with the implementation of specific learning and therapy programmes
  • To support children with speech and language problems and, when necessary, assist with speech and language training
  • To assist in the formulation, implementation, and maintenance of the child’s EHCP’s working alongside the class teacher and SENCo.
  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school


The benefits of joining the Oxford Dioceses Bucks Schools Trust:

The ODBST family consists of 12 primary schools across Buckinghamshire, and we are delighted you are considering joining The Downley School for the next step in your career.

Being part of a Trust, makes you part of the family and this comes with many opportunities from CPD training and networking to in-house support and career development.

Whether your role is as a leader, local governing body member, teacher, learning support, school business manager or any another role at one of our schools, your contribution to our organisation and therefore to the lives and outcomes of our pupils will be very much valued.

We are committed to our staff and offer benefits which include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured - Free counselling and advice for employees and their families (T & C's apply)
  • We follow Teachers Terms and Conditions
  • Graded Pay Scales for Support Staf
  • Extensive CPD, Coaching and Mentoring course and opportunities in-house and external.
  • Networking for not just our Headteachers but our Office teams, Leaders, ECT’s, Subject leads, DSL’s and SENCO’s.
  • Inspection updates
  • Pension for both support and teaching staff
  • Term time only working for many of our roles
  • Finally, by being part of ODBST, you are becoming part of and impacting children’s future’s, and we look forward to welcoming you to the team.

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.

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About The Downley School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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