We have two exciting roles available – please see details below.

 

Teaching Assistant 25 hours a week (5 hours a day x 5 days a week to include some lunchtime supervision), term time only.  Start date – flexible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, nurturing and motivated teaching assistant to join our talented team of support staff.  In the first instance, this post involves working across our three Y5/6 classes.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has:

  • A passion for nurturing excellence, ensuring all children become motivated and successful learners
  • A positive, resilient and caring approach to supporting children with a range of needs
  • The ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, building relationships with children, staff and parents
  • Excellent communication skills

We can offer:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who want to learn
  • An inclusive, happy school with a clear commitment to meeting the needs of all of our learners
  • Talented and supportive staff who are committed to working collaboratively
  • High expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour

Salary details – Grade 4 £19,264 – £19650 FTE (£10,913-£11,132 pro-rata)

Informal discussions about the post would be very welcome. Please telephone our school office for an appointment or more details.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd June 2022

Interview Date:  TBC

Full job description can be found here

Introduction letter can be found here

 

All applications should be made using the ODST Application Form  and emailed to recruitment@northbourne.oxon.sch.uk or via the ODST website 

 

Family Support Worker –  Permanent (15 hours a week over 2 days, to include some lunchtime supervision)

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to play a leading role in supporting and developing our work to provide the highest quality social and emotional support for children and their families.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who:

  • Is committed to going the extra mile to support children and families in order to ensure they flourish
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Has the ability to work tenaciously and show initiative, using varied strategies to build relationships with a wide range of people and deal with potentially difficult situations
  • Shows professionalism, respect and discretion at all times

We can offer:

  • An inclusive, happy school with a clear commitment to meeting the needs of our whole school community
  • Talented and supportive staff who are committed to working collaboratively
  • An environment where staff are encouraged and supported to reach their professional aspirations
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and supportive families

Salary details: Grade 8 £25,419 – £28,226 FTE (£14,496 – £16,097 pro-rata)

Visits to the school or informal discussion about the post would be very welcome. Please contact Mr. Paul Shaughnessy using the school contact details.

Full job description can be found here  

Introduction letter can be found here

Closing Date: Friday 10th June 2022 at 12pm

Interview Date:  TBC

All applications should be made using the ODST Application Form  and emailed to recruitment@northbourne.oxon.sch.uk or via the ODST website 

Safeguarding at Northbourne

Northbourne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all of our staff and volunteers undertake in-house Child Protection training.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school website.

 

 

Why teach in Didcot?

Didcot is a thriving, rapidly expanding town and a great place to work as a teacher.  As well as having access to professional development opportunities co-ordinated through the unique county-wide teaching school alliance (OTSA), staff at Northbourne are able to take advantage of training, mentoring and peer support within the growing Didcot partnership of schools.  This school year, these have included an NQT group, a network for Early Career teachers, and a tailored programme to support subject leaders.  Links between our schools are strong and well-embedded, enabling staff to grow professional networks beyond their individual schools.

Didcot has excellent transport links to Oxford and Reading (14 minutes by train) and London (45 minutes), and a newly expanded shopping centre of shops, cafes and restaurants.  Cornerstone Arts Centre hosts a range of arts, culture and entertainment events, and the Ridgeway and Wittenham Clumps are easily accessible.

 

There are a range of housing options available to staff working in Oxfordshire.  Examples include:

 

As an ODST school, teachers in the first five years of their career also have access to six high quality, furnished apartments in St. Marys Lodge, Wantage, with rents set at reduced levels.