Teaching Assistant in the English Department

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Position:                    Teaching Assistant in the English Department

Working weeks:        Term Time only

Working hours:         32 hours 5 minutes per week (8:30am - 3:15pm)

Start date:                  1st September 2022 

Contract:                    Permanent

Grade:                        This is a Grade 7 post           

Salary:                        £16,848.33 - £18,236.56 per annum 


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.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.

The position

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant with a specific focus on supporting students in English lessons to join our experienced and dynamic English Department. 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. Please see the job description and person specification for more details.  

The postholder will report to the Head of English.

Remuneration: the grade 7 pro-rata salary for this role is: £16,848.33-£18,236.56.  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.

Application process:

Please send a completed Application Form to (or if you would like more information contact) Frances Adley, Headteacher’s PA & Office Manager, at: vacancy@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk

Application deadline: Friday 26th August.

Please note that the school reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications and to appoint prior to the deadline, so early application is recommended. Applications are encouraged over the school holidays. 

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 expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Didcot Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer.


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