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Teaching Assistant

West Kidlington Primary and Nursery SchoolOxfordshire


Salary Grade: OXFNJC D - TA / OXFNJC B - MDSA

Salary Band: £3,207 - £3,271 pa for TA  /  £1,501 - £1,531 pa for MDSA

Location: West Kidlington Primary School

Contract Type: Term Time 

Contract Term: Fixed Term until 31 August 2022

Closing Date: 17 September 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Hours: TA - 7.5 per week, plus 3.75 per week as MDSA

Start: September 2021

About the opportunity

Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant within a Primary School setting?

Do you have a nurturing persona that can effectively identify with children requiring extra support?

Do you thrive on seeing the children you work with, succeed and achieve their goals?

We are looking to recruit an exceptional Teaching Assistant who is either ready to work, or has already got exemplary experience working on a 1:1 basis with Primary aged children who require that extra support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with our supportive school team who are passionate and committed to ensuring that our children’s educative experience is engaging and inspiring! We’re full of creative, forward thinking staff and if you have the drive and enthusiasm to see your appointed pupil thrive, we want to hear more about you!

Our ideal candidate will be

An excellent Teaching Assistant who is adaptable and loves working with children on a personal one to one basis, helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;

Has experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties;

A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;

Someone who enjoys a challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of your appointed pupil’s school life;

Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the Federation;

Able to positively promote inclusion.

Further detail can be found on our supporting Job Description.

We can offer you

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

Well-resourced classrooms;

A group of children with a passion for learning.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged - please come and meet some of the staff and our children and see for yourself! Please contact 01865 373369 to make an appointment.

More information about the school can be found on our website  


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.  References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

Please Note - Candidates will be interviewed as applications are received. Should a suitable applicant be identified, we may close the vacancy early.

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