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Teaching Assistants/ Learning Support Assistants - OXFORD

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Teaching Assistants/ Learning Support Assistants - OXFORD

  • Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant or looking to start a new and exciting career within education?
  • Do you have a passion for working with children who need it most?
  • Or perhaps you have a background as a Support Worker, Care Worker, Key Worker or Youth Worker and feel confident working with children?

If you answered yes to all the above questions then you don't need to look any further, Teaching Personnel are currently looking for long term/ permanent Teaching Assistants to kick start their career at one of our wonderful schools located in Oxford. The position is to start as soon as possible and has the potential to go permanent.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term difficulties. The focus of your role is to provide support to students, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks and helping to make sure that children are safe. You might help children with a range of social and personal issues or specialise in a particular area such as Autism, Global development delay or downs syndrome.

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll typically need to:

  • Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the classroom
  • Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation's, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
  • Support students on 1:1 basis, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
  • Help children with learning and development
  • Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities


  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to build and maintain rapport with children
  • Be able to work under pressure when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • A good understanding of the challenges faced by the children you help
  • Organised and have problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the students
  • A positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach

If you are excited about the prospect of using your skills to make a real difference to the children who need it most but are unsure of how to take the next steps, we are here to help. If you have any questions or would like any information on being a Teaching Assistant in an SEN setting please feel free to call me for a confidential chat, we are available out of school hours.

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