Teaching Assistants


Grade 6: £18,070 to £20,138 pro rata per annum:  actual annual salary £12,202 to £13,599

30 hours a week, termtime only (38 weeks a year)

 To start as soon as possible.


We are a Special Needs Academy with a vibrant and exciting community of learners.  We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated staff to join our thriving academy, judged as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in January 2015.

Our students have a range of Special Educational Needs ranging from Cognition and Learning Needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Social, Emotional and Mental Needs. Our school community is unique in many ways.  We make respectful relationships with our students through our understanding of their special educational needs, our commitment to restorative approaches, and by providing outstanding teaching and pastoral care.  We are a warm and caring community, dedicated to equipping pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to live independent lives.  We offer individual learning pathways, vocational opportunities, and specialist therapies and interventions.

If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.  In return for your contribution to our team, you will work in an environment, which is innovative and well resourced, and in a role which is rewarding and fulfilling.  We will provide you with induction and training, and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, one of the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK.  This is an exciting time to join our team as we embark on the planning of our fantastic new school rebuild.  We also hope to expand our Trust, providing excellent opportunities for staff and pupils alike, by opening a new free special school in North Oxfordshire.

If you would like to know more about us, and the role of Teaching Assistant before you submit an application, please get in touch to arrange a tour of the school.

Application process


To apply for this post, please email recruitment@iffleyacademy.co.uk or telephone 01865 747606 to request an application form and a job pack.


Please submit your application form by 5pm on Sunday 24 September 2017 to recruitment@iffleyacademy.co.uk or by post.  Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment, and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfil the essential criteria.  We do not accept CVs.  If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are employed in a school, must include your current Head Teacher.


The Iffley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health check and a probationary period of 6 months.  The Iffley Academy is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.