Job Vacancies


Recruitment Process

Employing the right staff is key to the success of our school. We understand that valuing and developing our staff is the best way to access their full potential. We in return seek staff who are committed, passionate about working with children and have a growth mindset. If this is you, please look out for vacancies which will be advertised on this page and on the Oxfordshire County Council Website (

Due to the number of applications we receive for some vacancies, if you do not hear from us within 1 week of the closing date, you have unfortunately not been successful at the shortlisting stage and will not be invited to interview.

West Oxford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We follow our Safer Recruitment Policy for all vacancies within the school.  This policy has been developed to embed safer recruitment practices and procedures throughout the school and to support the creation of a safer culture by reinforcing the safeguarding and well-being of children and young people in our care.  This policy complies with guidance outlined in “Keeping Children Safe in Education”

All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Oxfordshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

All staff at West Oxford Primary School are expected to uphold and promote British Values.

As part of the application process, all candidates need access to the following, which can be found under policies on our website:-

    • Safeguarding Policy
    • Safer Recruitment Policy
    • Whistleblowing Policy
    • Code of Conduct


Current Vacancies

Vacancy for Reception Teacher

Salary details: Main Pay Scale

Job term: Permanent, full-time

Start Date: January 2019

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 19th November 2018

Interview date: Monday 26th November 2018

West Oxford Community Primary School is eager to appoint an excellent Early Years practitioner.

We offer enthusiastic and imaginative teachers the opportunity to work in very popular, over-subscribed school, within a welcoming community, a short walk from the vibrant heart of Oxford city centre.

This is also the chance to be part of a dynamic, innovative, creative and highly successful team and to work in a progressive, creative and energetic school environment.

We are seeking to appoint for January 2019, an excellent teacher who;

  • is an excellent EYFS teacher
  • has a thorough understanding of Early Years practice
  • has a commitment to working alongside parents and the local community
  • Has a passionate belief that all children can succeed and achieve their full potential
  • Enjoys being a valued part of a successful team

We can offer you;

  • happy, well behaved children who enjoy learning and coming to school
  • an amazing, friendly, supportive, forward thinking, and dedicated team of colleagues
  • a positive working environment that focuses on high expectations from all children
  • an excellent outdoor learning environment
  • excellent continuous professional development and training opportunities

West Oxford is a school that offers ample opportunity for teachers to who show vision, enthusiasm and wish to develop, whatever their starting point.

Our school is well placed for people who live in areas surrounding Oxford, as well as Oxford itself, being only an 8-minute walk from the train station and a few minutes by car from the A34.

Vacancy for Temporary Teaching Assistant

Salary details: Grade 4 (£9.98 per hour)

Closing date: Monday 19th November 

Interview date: Thursday 22nd November

Start date: asap

The school currently has a vacancy for a temporary Teaching Assistant to work in our friendly, vibrant and inclusive school. 

We welcome applications if you are:

  • Keen to foster children’s growth, self-esteem and independence;
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and hard-working;
  • An energetic and imaginative individual, who enjoys working as part of a lively, friendly and committed team

Additional application instructions

We strongly recommend visits to the school. Contact Liz Newman


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