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Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Teaching Assistant

Position: Teaching Assistant
Location: Oakley
Salary: £15,931-£16,241 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract Type: Full-time, Term-time Only
Start Date: September 2024

About the School:

We have a charming and close-knit primary school situated in Oakleylocated on the county borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, situated between Bicester and Thame. The small, community-focused school is dedicated to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment where every child is valued and encouraged to thrive. They are committed to fostering a love of learning and developing well-rounded individuals.

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will support teachers in delivering high-quality education and ensuring the well-being of our pupils. This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about education and eager to make a meaningful contribution to our school community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers in the preparation and delivery of lessons.
  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to pupils to enhance their learning experience.
  • Help manage classroom behaviour and maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Support pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and adapt learning activities to meet their individual needs.
  • Prepare and organise classroom materials and resources.
  • Supervise pupils during break times, lunchtimes, and other school activities.
  • Assist with the assessment and recording of pupils' progress.
  • Foster a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere to support pupil engagement and confidence.

Person Specification:

  • Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant or in a similar educational role is preferred.
  • A genuine passion for working with children and supporting their educational development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently.
  • Basic understanding of child development and educational practices.
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g., NVQ Level 2/3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent) are advantageous but not essential.


  • Competitive salary up to £16,241
  • Opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive school environment.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Term-time only work, offering a good work-life balance.

Application Process:

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference in children's lives and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to ricky.rose@dunbareducation.

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. If you also know of someone else who may be interested, earn extra money with our referral bonus, up to £250!

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions please refer to our website.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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