We currently have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant, details below:

Teaching Assistant

Start Date: 29th April 2024 fixed term until 31st August 2024

Salary details: Grade 4, £23,114 to £23,500 pa pro rata

Job term: Fixed Term with potential for extension into academic year 2024/25

Hours: 34 ¼ hours a week (includes lunchtime duties and after school club for three days per week)

Closing date: 12:00 midday on Thursday 28th March 2024

Tackley CE Primary School is a welcoming and happy village school with a team of committed and enthusiastic staff.

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work across the age ranges, including Early Years, within a classroom setting, and to meet specific duties in respect of children who may need additional support. The successful applicant will have experience of working with children in a school setting, the ability to relate well to children and adults, and will be able to work effectively as part of a team.

We are looking for a candidate who will value all children, be extremely patient, understanding and have a positive and motivating approach. You will need to be flexible and happy to work in a team and show initiative and independence. A sense of humour and the ability to work with others sensitively are both essential.

The post is part time for 34 ¼ hours a week. In the first instance this post is temporary until the end of August 2024, with some additional lunch time duties (2 hours) and with some additional after school club duties ( 6 ¾ hours – 15:00 – 17:15 three afternoons a week).

Please contact Karen Ward Headteacher via the School Office if you would like to arrange a visit or discuss the post in further detail.


Phone: 01869 331327

Application Procedure

Candidates should apply using an ODST application form and a supporting letter should be included.

Application forms, a job description and the selection criteria are all available below.

Tackley CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to social media checks. Appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred lists check.

TA Job Description March 2024

TA Job Specification March 2024

ODST Application Form

ODST Recruitment Monitoring Form