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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work:  30 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed-term for: Until 21 July 2023

Closing date: Tuesday 30 August 2022

Interview date: Thursday 8 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Oakwood Primary Academy
Magnolia Walk
East Sussex
BN22 0SS

Phone:    01323 501251
Email:     shubbard@auroraacademies.org
Website: www.oakwoodprimaryacademy.org

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Teaching Assistant - Oakwood Primary Academy

Oakwood Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school in Eastbourne, for pupils aged 4-11 with over 300 pupils on roll. The majority of our pupils come from the local community – a community we are proud to serve. We are a school that is undergoing a transformation and is committed to raising standards for all our pupils. Our four values of ‘Knowledge, Equality, Determination and Achievement’ underpin everything that we do, belonging to every pupil. These help to create our vision for the school of ‘Being Better Every Day’. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Teaching Assistant to join our school.

 Our ideal candidate will have some experience of working with children either one to one or within a classroom environment.  You will have the opportunity to work with our fantastic children and be part of a dedicated support team who work together for the good of all children in our school.

So, are you a good team player and positive person who can inspire and get the best from children?  If so, we want to hear from you!

The qualities we are looking for in our Teaching Assistants:

  • To have a positive approach with natural enthusiasm working with children,
  • To have an ability to enable all children, as individuals, to thrive in your care,
  • To be flexible and adaptable – you may be required to support a group of children under the direction of the Teacher/SENCO, but also help to provide support on an individual basis to a child to support the needs of the child and the school
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills, with good IT skills,
  • Possess a commitment to helping children do their best.

In return staff working at Oakwood Primary Academy benefit from:

  • Collaborative CPD opportunities to assist in your role,
  • A well-resourced school and classrooms,
  • Children who are motivated and wanting to learn,
  • A supportive environment that will allow you to be your best.

Further information about the school can be found at:  www.oakwoodprimaryacademy.org.  

Please contact: Mrs Susan Hubbard, School Business Manager by email shubbard@auroraacademies.org for an application pack (application form/job description/person specification) or download from our school’s website. 

The school has a commitment to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance, pre-employment health questionnaire and two satisfactory references.

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 12 noon

Interview date: Thursday 8th September 2022

Start date: September/October 2022

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/26195

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £18,887 to £19,264

  • Closing date
  • 30 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • Oakwood Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education