Fresh Start in Education - Teaching Assistant - Secondary, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Teaching Assistant - Secondary - Oxford, Oxfordshire

Are you an experienced and dedicated individual with a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people with special educational needs?

About You: At Fresh Start in Education, we believe in the power of dedicated individuals to transform the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have a background in special education needs and a commitment to supporting students in a holistic, student-centred way, we want to hear from you. We are seeking a compassionate and experienced High-Level Teaching Assistant to join our team.

Your Role: As a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant with Fresh Start in Education, you will play a pivotal role in supporting a cohort of students on a 1:1 basis within the school environment. Your mission will be to help these students overcome their barriers to learning, develop emotional regulation skills, and successfully reintegrate into the classroom setting. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of these young people by providing personalised support and fostering a nurturing learning environment.

Why Choose Fresh Start in Education?
Joining Fresh Start in Education isn't just about finding a job – it's about finding a purpose. Picture yourself making a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable young people, guiding them toward realising their full potential. Our team is more than just colleagues – we're a supportive and inclusive community committed to each other's well-being and success. And with competitive pay and benefits that recognises your experience and qualifications, you'll feel valued and rewarded for the vital work you do every day.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience working with vulnerable children or young people with additional needs (i.e. SEN), barriers to learning (i.e. challenging behaviours) and/or those with negative experiences impacting their mental health (i.e. trauma, SEMH).
  • Genuine passion for supporting young people with special educational needs and a commitment to their success.
  • A commitment to keeping children and young people safe, and a practical and up to date knowledge of Safeguarding.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Access to your own vehicle (fuel costs are fully covered).

Ready to Make a Difference? If you are ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, we want to hear from you! Please click apply and submit your CV outlining your experience and suitability for the role. Don't wait - apply now and join our team at Fresh Start in Education!

If unsure as to whether you have the necessary experience, please give us a call on 020 3409 6410 (option 7) and we can answer any questions you may have.

Due to the nature of the work and our commitment to safer recruitment, you will undergo a thorough background check and will require an enhanced DBS and the Right to Work and remain in the UK. You're required to fully disclose spent, unspent and protected convictions, cautions, reprimands, and warnings.

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  • £25 - £35 per hour
  • Contract, Part Time
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • J14121

Contact and Support

0131 341 4380

Northern Ireland
02896 206 040

0191 691 0884

01202 497 193
01217 946 504

South East
01622 963 498

0203 409 6410

South West
01392 790 678

Company Information

VAT Registration Number: 317 1675 06
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office No: Z2898392

Fresh Start in Education Ltd is a Limited Company incorporated in England & Wales
Registered No: 7133204

Registered office: 
45 Queens Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EY
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