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Oakridge Community Primary School

General Teaching Assistant

Location: Hinderwell, Saltburn-by-the-sea
Contract: Fixed-term, September 2024 - August 2025 in the first instance
Working Pattern: 17.5 hours per week, 8:30am - 12:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Pay: Grade C/D, £12.00 - £12.18 per hour, £23,114 - £23,500 per annum FTE (Pay award pending)

Closing Date: 11:59pm Sunday 7th July 2024
Interview Date: Wednesday 10th July

Are you an enthusiastic, nurturing individual, looking to make a tangible difference in children’s lives? If so, we want to hear from you now. 


About Us
Oakridge Community Primary School is situated in a most beautiful part of the country: the village of Hinderwell located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the North Sea coast.


We are a designated Community Primary School, including a nursery and catering for children between the ages of 3 and 11. The children are organised into two classes: Dolphin Class for KS2 pupils and Seahorse Class for EYFS and KS1 pupils.


We provide a rich and exciting curriculum in a safe and caring environment, where children flourish and have the opportunity to build positive relationships, make reputable choices and be inspired to become innovative life-long learners.


We recognise that parents and carers are an integral part of our family of schools, and we strive to work with them to make positive contributions to our local communities.


Children at our school are provided with a wealth of opportunities. Our broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum is grounded in our local area with our school at the heart of the local community. Our children and staff enjoy their role in the community delivering Harvest packages to elderly residents, creating displays for local churches and hosting community events. Our PTFA take a proactive role in supporting these events and bring a real richness to our interactions with the community.


For more information about Oakridge, please visit our website.
Our opportunity
We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our school.


You will work closely with the class teacher, contributing to the planning and delivery of lessons. You will also be supporting SEND and / or Pupil Premium children on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.


We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for primary education and wish to work in a setting, which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same.


This is a temporary position until August 2025. There may be opportunities to continue working within the trust after the position ends either at Oakridge or within another trust school.


The successful candidate must hold English and Maths GCSE level ‘C’ or above or equivalent.


You will:
  • Have previous experience in this type of role or relevant experience in a childcare setting.
  • Be supportive, nurturing, patient and understanding.
  • Have high levels of resilience to cope with the demands of the role.
  • Be able to develop positive working relationships with pupils, parents, staff and other professionals.
  • Be willing to undertake and act on relevant professional development and training.
  • Be able to support in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and be ready to inspire and motivate our children.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience for all children.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
We can offer you:
  • A warm, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other.
  • A place within the wider trust team where staff’s wellbeing is valued and nurtured.
  • Happy and enthusiastic children.
  • A school with exciting and attractive learning environments, including extensive outdoor spaces.
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas and a sense of teamwork.
Queries / School Visits
Informal chats with our Headteacher, Ben Russell, are welcomed. For queries or to arrange a call or school visit with the Headteacher / Head of Department, please contact Chloe Bullen at or on 01609 536 964
Chloe has been has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.
Visit Slots
Wednesday 19th at 1.30pm
Monday 24th at 10.30am
Wednesday 26th June at 1.30pm

Please contact Chloe to book a visit, please note other candidates may be present.

Application Process

Application Pack

Please apply via NYC Jobs
An email will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process / shortlisting outcome.
We do not accept CV’s
Please contact us if your need to apply in a different format.
When applying please take into account the following:


Supporting Information
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see application pack). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.
When completing your application, please provide two employment referees. Generally, this is your current and most recent employer. Please note your referee should ideally be a previous line manager or someone in a position of authority.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.
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