- Maternity or parental leave cover (31st December 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- £18,933 - £19,312
- £12,466 - £12,716
Teaching Assistant job summary
We are looking for a patient, skilled, and hardworking person to join our friendly staff team as a Teaching Assistant, working with class teachers to support children’s learning.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join our exceptional school. Wood Farm is a very successful, diverse primary school in the Headington area of Oxford, with a strong reputation for inclusion: ensuring that children of different abilities and needs can learn successfully together and committed to making a lasting difference to all children.
Working as a teaching assistant will involve providing additional support to children with special educational needs, however the post-holder will also provide support to other children within the class. You will ideally have a particular interest, or prior experience in supporting children with special needs, but just as important are the skills you will bring; patience, good humour, belief and ambition for all children, and readiness to reflect and learn. As a teaching assistant at Wood Farm School, you will be supported by our SEN co-ordinator, and will work closely with other members of your teaching team. You’ll benefit from professional training and support: all staff receive training in school-wide priorities such as supporting emotional health and wellbeing of children, and there are opportunities to develop further such as in phonics, early reading or in maths support.
The ideal candidate will be:
• A positive, outgoing and resilient person, who enjoys working in a busy team
• Flexible, and with the patience to adapt to an individual child’s changing needs
• Committed to including all children, and helping every child achieve
• Confident in their own reading, writing and maths, so that they can support children to make great progress
• Hardworking and reliable
In return we can offer the successful candidate a strong and supportive professional team and the chance to make a real difference to children. This post could suit someone looking to gain experience of working in a school setting before moving onto a career in teaching, or someone thinking of working as a teaching assistant for the long-term.
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