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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

Temporary/Part-time (8:45 am – 12:15 pm, Mon-Fri, term-time only)

Oxfordshire pay grade: 4 (£8.82 – £9.01 per hour)

Long Furlong Primary School has an exciting opportunity to join a team of staff who are keen to build on our existing good practice and provide children with a wonderful learning experience. We wish to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, and committed Teaching Assistant to work in a Key Stage 1 class initially, primarily supporting an individual pupil.

We are looking for someone very special who:

  • Has the ability to work as part of a team, building relationships with children, staff and parents
  • Has experience of supporting a child with emotional and behavioural needs
  • Has a talent for nurturing the emotional wellbeing of children
  • Has patience, resilience and a positive mindset
  • Is able to assist a pupil in their day to day learning
  • Can promote independence, and employ strategies to recognise and reward positive behaviour

We can offer:

  • Supportive colleagues and governors
  • Line management from a highly skilled and experienced SENCo
  • Training to support the successful applicant in carrying out the duties
  • Parents who actively support their children’s learning in a variety of ways
  • A modern, well-resourced and easily accessible school building

This post is ideally suited to someone who can quickly establish a good rapport with pupils and colleagues.

The role also includes daily lunchtime supervision sessions (12:15 – 1:15 pm) which are paid at Grade 2 (£8.55 per hour).

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office on 01235 532358 to make an appointment. Applications can only be accepted on Oxfordshire County Council’s application form, which should be emailed to

A job description and person specification can be found here:

Job description

Person specification

Application form

Closing date:              Thursday 25th April 2019, midday

Interviews:                  Interviews on application. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early

Previously unsuccessful candidates should not re-apply


Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

This post is subject to a ‘variable hours’ clause where the contracted hours can be reduced by a third.  This enables schools to manage the fluctuations in pupils’ needs that can occur from one year to the next.