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Teacher Assistant

Oaklands Junior School
From Grade 3, SCP5-6 to Grade 4 SCP7-11 (£18,795 - £21,166 FTE) depending on experience.
Oaklands Junior School
Working Pattern:
Term Time
27.5 hours per week. Plus at least one lunch break duty per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Oaklands Junior School

Experienced Teaching Assistant Required

Fixed Term 1 Year Contract.  Start Date:  4th September 2019

27.5hrs per week – Term Time Only
Grade 3 (SCP5 – SCP6) to Grade 4 (SCP7 - SCP11), £18,795 FTE to £21,166 FTE depending on experience


Plus, you will also be required to carry out at least one lunch break duty per week on Grade 3 SCP5, £18,795 FTE


Oaklands Junior School is a thriving 2 form entry school in the heart of Crowthorne.  We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic teaching assistant who would join our friendly and highly committed team of experienced staff.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has good organisational and communication skills.
  • Has the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Is able to show initiative and is flexible in their approach.
  • Shows true commitment to support all children.
  • Has experience of supporting children with special needs.
  • Has lots of energy, enthusiasm and patience.
  • Must be willing to do additional paid hours for school clubs run before and after school. 

We can offer:

  • Delightful, happy and hardworking children.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Professional development and training. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed – please contact the school office to make an appointment.  We would also encourage you to visit our website. 

Oaklands Junior School is part of the Corvus Learning Trust.  The Corvus Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and individuals that work with our pupils to share this commitment.  All successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

Application Form:    Please apply to the School Office on 01344 773496
or email: admin@oaklands-jun.wokingham.sch.uk 

Closing Date:             Monday 20th May, 12 noon

Interview Date:         Wednesday 22nd May

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online by downloading the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. Completed applications can be sent by email: admin@oaklands-jun.wokingham.sch.uk. We will only accept applications on Corvus Learning Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please note you will be employed by the Corvus Learning Trust not Bracknell Forest Council.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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