Teaching Assistant

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Contract Type: Full Time

Immediate Start

Actual Salary – £14,273

Term Time Only 25 hours per week

We are currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants.  The successful applicant will work, under the direction of the class teacher, with students who need additional support to access the curriculum and/or make progress.  Experience of working with children with special educational needs would be an advantage.

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2023) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff we offer:

  • A work/life balance that is envied by other schools– Your life outside school is just as important!
  • A true community school where it feels like you are making a difference
  • An ethos of care for students and staff alike
  • A leadership team that supports staff in all they do
  • An entitlement to a Private Health Care plan as soon as you join us
  • Local Government Pension Scheme

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.

You should have a GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in English and Maths to be considered for this position, alternatively you can study for these through our adult learning provision for which we would give the successful applicant full support.

Our advert may close early, and so if you’re keen please apply as soon as practically possible – Final Closing date for applications: noon 9th October 2023

Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide suitable references.

For any questions relating to this role please contact: Mrs Sarah Morris, HR Administrator by email to –

To apply for this role please download an application from and submit electronically to stating which role you are applying for.


October 9, 2023