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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Role: Classroom/Teaching Assistant

Start: September Term

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Pay: GBP285 - GBP325 per week (5 Days)

Teaching Personnel are the market leaders for careers in education. Responsible for recruiting teachers and learning support staff for primary, secondary and special schools across England & Wales.  As the largest staffing business in the education recruitment sector, we regularly work with over 5,000 schools and are the first-choice agency for over 12,000 job seekers. We are currently recruiting for the schools we work with September campaign for 2020/21.

Year 1 * Year 2 * Year 3 * Oxford * Oxfordshire * Year 4 * Year 5 * Year 6 * Key Stage 1 * Key Stage 2* KS1 * KS2 * Teacher* Classroom Teacher * OX1 * OX2 * OX3 * OX4 * Thame *Chinnor * Watlington * Wallingford * OX9 * OX39 * OX49 * OX10

Also known as classroom assistants, TA’s support the learning activities in the classroom. The work involves supporting children independently or in small groups. Usually TA’s tend to support the whole class however, they usually work exclusively with pupils with special educational needs (SEN) or those pupils who may have a range of learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

What your role will include:

  • An understanding of the Teaching Assistant role supporting and overseeing pupils on set tasks and the expected outcomes of individual activities within the allocated timescale
  • To be calm under pressure, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • To be compassionate, have a positive attitude and encouraging
  • Good listening ability and to be sensitive to pupils’ individuals needs
  • Promote positive behaviour management skills
  • Understanding of SEN
  • Knowledge of a range of learning support needs
  • Supporting with Literacy and Maths and helping to explain how to apply what they have learnt in lesson
  • Providing supervision during break/lunch times when required
  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Guiding and monitoring pupil progress
  • Undertaking a variety of duties that free up a teacher's time, such as preparing the classroom

Benefits of working with Teaching Personnel:

  • 20 plus years’ experience as the leading Education Recruitment agency working in partnership with countless Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools
  • Weekly Pay – PAYE included
  • A dedicated, specialist consultant to support you and your needs
  • Unrivalled CPD opportunities including Team Teach, NASEN and Autism Awareness
  • Full or flexible part-time work to fit around your existing commitments
  • School based working hours – 8:30am-15:30pm
  • A chance to commit to a permanent contract if desired

For the role ideally you should aim to have basic literacy and numeracy skills (Grade C GCSE or equivalent, in Maths and English) and experience working with children.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply or want to know more please contact Luca on 0118 327 1585 or email with your CV attached.

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All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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