Teaching Assistant

Walton Oak Primary School
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
FTE £21,269 - £21,776, dependant on experience
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
4th December 2023 10:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
WOTA Nov23
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1386465

Walton Oak Primary School is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant as soon as possible. The successful candidate will have a passion for creating lifelong learners, committed to inclusion and equality and has a high expectation of themselves and every child.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who can bring high quality support to children in the school. They will join a hardworking and dedicated team of teachers and support staff, who are committed to improving outcomes for children in their care. We are looking to appoint somebody who can be flexible and support learning in a creative way.

Working Hours – 32.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year), Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm. This role is a permanent position.

We are:

  • A Good school with Outstanding leadership
  • A cohesive school, where staff and governors are supportive
  • An innovative school with excellent facilities

What we offer:

  • A team of staff committed to supporting you
  • Opportunities to attend training with other Teaching Assistants in local schools
  • Opportunities to study for the Higher-Level Teaching Assistant Qualification
  •  Support for those that wish to further their career in teaching
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (defined benefit scheme)

We are looking particularly for someone who has:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of personal and emotional resilience
  • Lots of patience
  • Capacity to be flexible
  • Ability and confidence to use initiative whilst respecting advice from professionals

Walton Oak is part of the Lumen Learning Trust. For more information about the school or the Lumen Learning Trust itself, please look at our website.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 4th December 2023. However, please feel free to apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt.

We reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.

Salary: Annual FTE £21,269 to £21,776, (annual pro rata salary - £16,519 to £17,642) dependent on experience

Closing date: 10am on Monday 4th December 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 6th December 2023

Start date: As soon as possible

To apply please complete the application form; we do not accept CVs.


Safeguarding Statement:

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. You are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out*), as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). You are also required to disclose any pending criminal proceedings against you or current police investigations, including those relating to other employment or matters outside work. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from taking up appointment; it will depend on the nature of the offence(s) and their relevance to the post you are applying for. However, should you not declare any of the above and this is subsequently revealed, for example through the DBS check, then this may place your employment in jeopardy. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and with due regard to the ROA and data protection legislation.

Lumen Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To achieve this, we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please note that under safer recruitment practices Lumen Learning Trust cannot accept CVs or letters in place of completed application forms.

We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Walton Oak Primary School

Walton Oak Primary School

Part of Lumen Learning Trust

Lumen Learning Trust