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Teaching Assistants x2

Contract term: Temporary 1 year initially

Start Date: 25th February 2019

Gender: Mixed

Age range: 3 – 11

One post is a full time post working 33¾ hours per week 8.30am - 3.45pm with 30 minutes lunch break. (Monday – Friday)

One post is a part time post working 20¼ hours per week 8.30am - 3.45pm with 30 minutes lunch break (Three days Wednesday – Friday).

Please indicate with your application which post you are applying for.

St Oswald’s C of E academy is an oversubscribed primary school, situated in a rural part of Doncaster. We are a happy, ambitious and inclusive school reflecting a rich Christian background.

The governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and conscientious teaching assistant to join our team.  The successful candidate will be working with individuals, small groups and within whole classes to impact on children’s learning.  They will need excellent communication skills, the ability to engage and motivate children and will be a committed member of the whole school team.  This role will also include promoting positive play and behaviour in the playground during playtimes and lunchtime sessions. 

We offer full training and on-going support to the successful candidate who has the ability to implement phonics, English and Maths group work and also to support across the whole curriculum. 

The successful applicant will need to work collaboratively with the class teacher, respond sensitively and confidently to the needs of children, Applicants applying for the post must already hold a relevant recognised NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification.  The successful candidate must have a minimum of Grade C in GSCE English and Maths (or equivalent), and experience of working in a primary school setting, particularly within Key Stage 2.

We seek to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will support the school’s vision and Christian values, be willing to take part in staff development and be happy to join a caring, supportive and progressive team.

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged through direct contact with the school.  

Please contact Mrs S Patton (Headteacher) on 01302 770330 or email to arrange a mutually convenient time.

The Diocese of Sheffield Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Closing date: Thursday 17th January at Midday

Shortlisting: Friday 18th January. Candidates will be invited to interview by email on this date.

Selection: Interviews Thursday 24th January 2019

Completed applications forms and supporting documentation (no more than 2 sides A4) should be emailed to or posted to:

Mrs S Patton

St Oswald’s C of E Academy

Silver Birch Grove



Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.



Schools Direct Place September 2019 (Unsalaried route)

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St Oswald’s C of E Academy is a member of Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance. Part of a Teaching School’s role is to deliver quality training and development to trainee teachers through high quality mentoring, placing trainees with excellent teachers in school and co-ordinating professional development opportunities.

Do you aspire to be an outstanding primary teacher?

Are you excited at the prospect of making a difference to children’s lives?

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