Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Didcot Girls’ School

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Role commences: 1st January 2022 (or before by arrangement)

Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. 

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.

Summer 2019 GCSE results were superb with 83% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 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 places 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 Higher level teaching assistant with a specific focus on Literacy 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. Commitment to the core values of the school and to the importance of your own professional development are essential.

For more details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification below. 

Responsible to: SENDCo

Remuneration: Grade 6 Pro-rata salary for this role is: £14,433.38-15,936.37. The post holder also has access to the local government pension scheme.

Contract:  This is a 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 time

  • 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 (please see link below)

Completed applications should be sent to Frances Adley at fadley@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk as soon as possible.

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. 


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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