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General Teaching Assistant

Oakridge Primary School

General Teaching Assistant, permanent contract to start as soon as possible

25 hours per week over either four or five days in our EYFS/KS1 class Grade C/D, £ 11.79 - £12.18 per hour plus 1 hour MSA Grade A/B, £11.59 per hour


Are you an enthusiastic, motivated individual, looking to make your mark in a leading school with ample progression opportunities? Then we want to hear from you.

Context of the school

Now is the most exciting time to become a part of Oakridge CP School. You will join a creative and enthusiastic team on our journey of improvement as we strive to provide the very best education for our pupils.

Our learning environment and education provision is second to none. Our new garden school curriculum is getting our children outside into our incredible grounds, while our collaborative approach to planning with the other YEAT schools ensures that children are getting the very best in teaching and learning.

We are proud to have recently joined Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust (YEAT) alongside Castleton, Glaisdale, Lealholm, Airy Hill and Westcliff in Whitby. YEAT is also one of 32 organisations nationally to be a designated ‘English Hub’ which delivers excellence in early language and phonics teaching in reception and KS1. At Oakridge, the impact of this support is clear in our early reading provision and in our rapidly improving writing.

Our teachers benefit from a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants that play a vital role in school life.

Our opportunity

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our school.

We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for primary education or have worked in other Early Years settings and want to try something new. This is the perfect job if you wish to work in a setting which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same.

The successful candidate must hold English and Maths GCSE level ‘C’ or above or equivalent.

You will:

  • Have previous experience in this type of role or relevant experience in a childcare setting.
  • Be supportive, nurturing, patient and understanding.
  • Have high levels of resilience to cope with the demands of the role.
  • Be able to develop positive working relationships with pupils, parents, staff and other professionals.
  • Be willing to undertake and act on relevant professional development and training.
  • Be able to support in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and be ready to inspire and motivate our children.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience for all children.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.

We can offer you:

  • A warm, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other.
  • A place within the wider trust team where staff’s wellbeing is valued and nurtured.
  • Happy and enthusiastic children.
  • A school with exciting and attractive learning environments, including extensive outdoor spaces.
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas and a sense of teamwork.

Application Process

GTA Recruitment Pack

The closing date for all applications is Midnight, Sunday 18th February.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st February

Please apply online via NYC jobs. If you experience any issues with the application process, please email


Informal chats with our Acting Head of School Ben Russell are welcomed as are visits to the school. Dates are available for visits on Wednesday 7th February at 10am and Thursday 8th February at 1.30pm. Please contact Chloe Bullen at or on 01609 536 964 to organise.


We actively welcome you to contact Chloe at North Yorkshire Council to chat through the role and talk informally about the school/post and how working here will make a real difference to the children and young people on the coast.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

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