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We are looking for two Teaching Assistants to work within our fantastic school

· Two part time roles (one KS1 and one KS2). The hours for both these posts are 9am to 1pm.

· The pro rata salary for both of these posts are £7,616.


All of these posts will start as soon as possible.

Please specify on your application form which post you are applying for.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our new school.

GEMS Didcot Primary School opened its doors for the first time in September 2016 with five classes from Nursery to Year 2. We currently have 280 children on roll and the school will be completely full in 2022 with 420 pupils plus the nursery.


GEMS Learning Trust is now looking for two Teaching Assistants to work within our school.


Do you share our vision?

* All children can meet high academic expectations and develop high aspirations for their future.

* Basic skills such as literacy and numeracy underpin high self-esteem and academic achievement.

* Creative approaches and the arts engage and motivate children to love learning and be happy at school.

* Curriculum planning and schemes of work should develop our children to be caring global citizens and confident leaders, prepared for real world success.

* An open learning and feedback culture leads to outstanding teaching and motivated teachers and pupils.

* GEMS Didcot Primary Academy responds to the needs of the local families, engages fully with the community and is an outstanding school.


GEMS Learning Trust is a not-for-profit enterprise affiliated to the global network of GEMS schools. The salary will be based on the NJC scale starting at point 11 (£17,007 FTE). All posts are paid for 43.2 weeks which includes all inset days and 28 days annual leave (pro rata).


The hours for the part time posts are 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The pro rata salary for both of these posts are £7,616.


We can offer you:

· Enthusiastic, well behaved children who are motivated to learn.

· Superb, purpose built facilities situated within Great Western Park.

· Opportunity to develop your career as the school and Trust grows.

· Supportive team of staff, parents and Trust Members.


The successful candidates will be:


· Experienced in working with children preferably in a Teaching Assistant role.

· Willing to work as part of a team and in partnership with the teacher.

· Experienced in supporting pupils with a range of needs and able to demonstrate understanding towards them. (For example: autism and learning difficulties).

· Ideally have first-hand experiences of running interventions.


The successful candidates will work with a range of children including those with special needs. Both of these positions are part time and the hours of work are 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday (term time only which includes 5 inset days). Both posts include lunchtime cover from 12pm to 1pm where you will be supporting children outside and also supporting children in the school dinner hall.

Unfortunately, the hours or work are not negotiable.


Application procedure

All applications MUST be submitted on the GEMS Learning Trust application form. We are unable to accept CV applications.

Please specify on your application form which post you are applying for.

The deadline for applying is noon on Wednesday 26th September 2018. Interviews will be held on Monday 1st October 2018.

GEMS Learning Trust takes safeguarding children seriously and the successful applicant will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check and references will be required in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

If you are interested in this role or would like further information please contact Beth Gorsuch, our Business Manager, by email:

Visits are warmly encouraged and these can be arranged by either emailing using the address above or by contacting Beth on 01235 606013.