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1:1 Teaching Assistant

Abbey Woods Academy

Growing Together, Learning for Life, Caring for All

We are a happy, child centred primary school looking for a nurturing and dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our hardworking team.

We are looking for someone with ambition and vision; someone who will thrive on our core values of Community, Aspiration, Respect and Equality as well as sharing our goal of making a real difference to children’s lives.

The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, be enthusiastic and have high aspirations for children’s learning and behaviour. They will consistently place children at the heart of everything they do.

We welcome applications from both experienced Teaching Assistants and those looking to start their career in education. Previous experience of working with SEND children is desirable but not essential. You will be joining the Inclusion Team and will assist with the provision for an individual pupil by providing a positive, nurturing relationship which will promote self-esteem and learning.

Abbey Woods Academy is a 1 Form Entry primary school which serves the community of Berinsfield. We are a welcoming and inclusive school, where all children are supported and encouraged to achieve their best. Our vision for growing together, learning for life, caring for all is at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to provide our children with the best possible life chances.

By joining our team, you will get to work with kind and friendly people, who really care. We would welcome visits and conversations if you think you are the right person for our wonderful school. We can offer training, support and development. 

Anthem Schools Trust- A place to Thrive

Anthem Schools Trust is a collaborative family of 16 schools (5 secondary, 11 primary). Our mission is to enable children and young people to achieve personal and academic excellence. Whilst we work with schools at all stages of effectiveness, at the same time we expect all our schools to be on a journey towards excellence.

Integrity –Collaboration –Excellence

Anthem Schools Trust is a values-based organisation and our three values underpin everything that we do.

Professional Development for our staff

Anthem Schools Trust is committed to the development of all staff across its schools. Staff at all levels have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities.

Career development

We are committed to ensuring that our staff find their next promotion within the Trust and that there are a wide range of opportunities available, not just through the traditional school leadership route.  We help our staff to find the right development opportunities to ensure they progress in their careers.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

Salary range

Grade 3 SCP3 £18,887 to Grade 4 SCP5 £19,650 pro rata

Contact details:
(who to contact to arrange a visit or request further information)

Visits to the school are positively encouraged so you can meet our wonderful, friendly team. Please contact Samantha Lindsay, SENCO, to arrange on 01865 340420 or email

How to apply:

(how to apply and to whom)

To view the job description, person specification or to download an application form please visit 

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd September 2022

Any special instructions

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 26th September 2022