TEACHING ASSISTANT (Fixed term contract to 23 July 2021)

31.25 hrs p/w term time only (39 weeks)

Salary £18,562 - £19,312 per annum pro rata (actual £13,467 - £14,011 per annum)

Oakmoor School is a brand new, state of the art secondary school situated in a 22 acre tree lined site on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  We are a friendly, vibrant school with high standards and expectations. We pride ourselves on knowing every young person as an individual and challenging each of them to have the highest possible aspirations. The Oakmoor ethos is encapsulated by our motto: Ambition, Courage, Excellence.

An opportunity has arisen to join our team of Teaching Assistants on a fixed term contract until the end of the academic year in the first instance, you will be responsible for providing assistance to the Teacher in supporting students one to one or in a small group, across a wide range of activities and learning. This will include supporting the Teacher by undertaking preparation of resources for the lessons/learning, maintenance and/or adaptation of resources, administration and completion of paperwork, contributing to the students’ development including their social and emotional well-being, providing general and specific assistance to students, under the direction and guidance of the teacher or independently in a one-to-one setting.   

Working closely with the Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator, you will engage, encourage and support students on an individual or small group basis to understand instructions, complete activities, encouraging and developing independent learning and inclusion of all students to ensure progression and continuity. You will provide positive feedback and praise to students to reinforce and sustain students’ efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate in order that relevant support and guidance can be provided. 

You will be a reliable and enthusiastic team player, able to build and develop positive relationships with the students and staff, with a commitment to providing a supportive learning environment. 

As part of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust you will have access to additional opportunities and benefits.  You will find that each academy has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued. 

Further information can be found in the Job Profile and we encourage you to visit our website www.oakmoor.hants.sch.uk.  Completed application forms can be sent to Oakmoor School, Budds Lane, Bordon, GU35 0JB or by email to v.ross@oakmoor.hants.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.