Teaching Assistant

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Didcot Girls’ School

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Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. Please see the document section below for an application form and job description.

Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In December 2015, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff: ‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.'(Ofsted).

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

GCSE results are superb. In 2019 83% of all students achieved 4+ in English and Maths, with 64% doing the same at 5+. Our Attainment 8 figure was significantly above national average at 54.3 and our provisional Progress 8 of +0.71 placed us the top 3% of schools nationally. Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong.

The Post

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our experienced and dynamic Learning Support Team. The successful applicant will be someone who works well in a team, can prioritise and is able to work flexibly with colleagues to support students. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will work closely with staff, students and the family to enable successful reintegration. Commitment to the core values of the school and to the importance of your own professional development are essential.

Responsible to: SENDCo

Remuneration: Grade 5. Pro-rata salary for this role is:  £13,601.59 - £14,150.95.

The post holder also has access to the local government pension scheme.

Contract:  This is a permanent term time only role. It must be performed in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment of the Ridgeway Education Trust Multi-Academy Trust

Working times:

  • 8:30am-3:15pm Monday to Thursday
  • 8:30am-2:15pm Fridays

This equates to a working week of 31 hours and 5 minutes, term time only.

Hours could be negotiable for the right candidate.


Application process:

To apply please complete:a support staff application form. 

Completed applications should be sent to Frances Adley at fadley@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk by Monday 1st November.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring proof of residence and your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or CRB certificate, if applicable, to your interview. 

I thank you for your interest in this exciting post and wish you well with your application. 

Georgina Littler



Didcot Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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