Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support

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Position:                    Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Behaviour Support

Working weeks:        Term Time only

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

Part-time considered, can be discussed at interview.

Start date:                  As soon as possible 

Contract:                    Permanent

Grade:                        This is a Grade 6 post           

Salary:                        Pro-rata pay: £16,558-£18,136

Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. Application Forms, other recruitment material and a copy of the school’s prospectus are available on the school website under the ‘Join Us’ tab.


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).

Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+.  Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.

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

This is a dynamic and flexible role. We are looking for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to provide responsive support for student behaviour in a variety of settings including in our internal suspension (IX) room, the Alternative Provision centre and in lessons. We are looking for a confident and positive team player who has a good understanding of children's needs and is able to respond firmly but kindly to challenging behaviour. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our strong pastoral and safeguarding teams, promoting our high expectations and advocating compassionately for the students under their care. 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. 

Remuneration: the grade 6 pro-rata salary for the advertised hours is £15,158-£16,737.  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.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Dr Hawes, Deputy Headteacher on mhawes@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk

Application process:

Please send a completed Application Form to Frances Adley, Headteacher’s PA & Office Manager, at: vacancy@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk

Application deadline:

Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be considered by the shortlisting panel on receipt and the school reserves the right to appoint on successful 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 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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