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Teaching Assistant

At Oasis Academy Harpur Mount , Manchester
Salary: Grade 5 -6 pro rata depending on experience
Role: Full-time
Contract: Fixed-term
Start Date: Monday 8th March although flexible for right candidate
Applications Closed 12:00 PM on Wednesday 24th February 2021
Interviews: w/c Monday 1st March 2021

About the Academy
At Oasis Academy Harpur Mount, we are incredibly proud to be able to provide education to our students in a beautiful and inspirational environment. The Academy is rich with history, built in 1904 and opened by Emmeline Pankhurst and boasts cutting-edge equipment throughout. We aim to provide a safe, stimulating environment for the holistic development of our students, whilst maintaining excellent relationships with parents and the community. Applying a skills-based curriculum we want our students to feel equipped and confident about the next stages of their education, and harbour fond memories of their experiences at our Academy. At Oasis Harpur Mount we are on an exciting journey developing a Trauma Informed Workplace and we are keen to develop this work even further, an interest in trauma approaches is welcomed.
About you
Our ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain positive relationships, whilst embracing the challenge of working as a large team. We truly believe in the power of relationships and know that with the right connections children can thrive. We are looking to appoint the right person to support a child presenting with complex social and emotional needs. You would be supported as part of a wider team and specifically a nurture team where reflection and discussions about progress are key to success.  At Oasis we aim to recruit individuals who display the competence and character to drive our schools towards success, and have the highest of expectations believing in our student’s capabilities to succeed. We are looking for a positive role model who has proven experience of effective behaviour management. It is really important the right candidate believes that all children can achieve success and strives to be a positive role model. An understanding of ACEs and trauma is welcomed.  Candidates must show commitment to the Oasis Ethos and be ambassadors for Inclusion, Equality, Healthy Relationships, Hope and Perseverance.





In return for your hard work and dedication we will offer you:

  • A supportive environment where talents are valued and nurtured
  • A dedicated and supportive team of staff
  • A state of the art working environment supporting dynamic teaching and learning
  • Amazing children who are eager to learn
  • An opportunity to be part of a supportive trust
  • Continued professional development within the trust
  • Unique, amazing and confident children

Don’t just take our word for it…
“Oasis is the perfect name for this extremely hard-working and safe haven in which all pupils are thriving. Pupils make good progress” (Ofsted, September 2014).

“Teachers have high expectation of pupils. Classrooms are supportive environments where pupils strive to do their best” (Ofsted, November 2018)

Leaders and staff are highly ambitious for pupils. They are highly motivated to improve the life chances of pupils in the local area.” (Ofsted, November 2018)

Visits to the Academy are unfortunately not available at this time due to the current circumstances. However, please contact Sally Herbert (Principal) or Amy Newsome (Deputy Principal) on 0161 205 4993 or email: for further information.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Teaching Assistant, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.