Teaching Assistant, Oxfordshire

Closing date:

Cheney SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 4 (Points 4 to 5), £15,385 - £15,694 pa, pro rata.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. In addition to an induction and training programme, if you wish to develop your career with us you will be provided with comprehensive support in preparation for making an application for teacher training or to undergo the School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme with us. For further details about teacher training programmes we participate in please see the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance’s website at http://www.otsa.org.uk/

Cheney would like to appoint a Teaching Assistant. We are looking to appoint people who are passionate about working with our pupils, supporting their academic, emotional and physical needs. You will be a member of the Learning Support Department assisting the Director of Inclusion and SENCo in delivering the department’s objectives as outlined in the Job Description. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider flexible start and finish times according to need. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to be flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills: working with young people, parents and professionals supporting the school, and to liaise with staff across the school.


If you would like to find out more, please contact Dr Richard Coombs, SENCo & Head of SEN Faculty, on rco@cheney.oxon.sch.uk  or by phone, 01865 755275

Candidates must have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths grades A-C.

The post is for 37 hours per week, term-time only plus one day with a salary on Grade 4 (Points 4 to 5), £15,385 - £15,694 pa, pro rata.

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below and email it to: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk 

Closing date: 8am, Monday, 20 May 2019

Interviews: w/c 20 May 2019

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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