Teaching Assistant

Walton Oak Primary School
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time
Annual FTE £21,269-£21,776 dependant on experience
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
15th April 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
TA Apr 24
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Summer Term 24
  • Job ID: 1411306

Walton Oak Primary is a nursery and two form entry primary school in Walton on Thames, Surrey with a diverse catchment and a wonderful team spirit. The whole school team is committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment where children love learning and thrive. We have a strong reputation for working collaboratively with other local schools and are constantly on the look-out for opportunities to enhance our provision. The right candidate will be joining a strong, professional team of enthusiastic staff who will work alongside you in a supportive and constructive way.

We are looking to appoint a class teaching assistant who has a passion for creating lifelong learners, is committed to inclusion and equality and has high expectations of themselves and every child. This position is for a fixed term contract ending on 31st August 2024.

Working Hours – 32.5 hours per week, term time only, to be worked 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

We are:

  • A Good school (Ofsted, November 2017) on its journey to Outstanding
  • 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 Monday 15th April 2024. 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 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: Monday 15th April 2024

Interviews: Friday 19th April 2024

Start date: As soon as possible

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


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