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Classroom Assistant in the Junior School

Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1DZ
Magdalen College School
Full Time
Oxford Living Wage £10,50/hour or £19,183.50/year
27th July 2022
Start Date
5th September 2022
26th August 2022 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
5th September 2022
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 1 year
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1260007

The School

Magdalen College School, founded in 1480 by William of Waynflete, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools. It is situated in an enviable location at the heart of Oxford beside the River Cherwell.

Please refer to the attached Job Pack for more information.

The Role

Magdalen College School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and versatile classroom assistant for the Junior School on a 1-year Fixed-Term Contract (FTC) for the academic year 2022-2023. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team in the Junior School. There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms with our younger year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive:

  • Work closely with the JS staff in assisting in the day-to-day running of a busy Junior School.
  • Work with small groups of boys on reinforcement and enrichment tasks.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of specific resources for these groups together with the relevant subject teacher.
  • Provide supervisory support during lunch and break time, and before and after school until 5.30pm, specifically overseeing boys who catch the school buses home.
  • Help with sporting fixtures including the occasional Saturday (typically two per term)
  • Accompany the J4 residential trip during the Hilary Term (during school week)

This is a fabulous opportunity for those considering a future career in teaching with the majority of candidates that join us deciding that this is the route they would like to take.

The Candidate

The successful candidates will be friendly, enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals who enjoy ‘mucking in’ and thrive in the company of children. This role would best suit a graduate or someone with some prior experience of working with children.

Remuneration and other benefits

This is a full-time fixed-term position, term-time only with one week for INSET (35 weeks in total); with the standard working hours from 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and half an hour for lunch. Salary will be in line with Oxford Living Wage of £10,50/hour or £19,183.50 pro-rata per annum (FTE £24,570).

Non-teaching staff are automatically enrolled in the school’s contributory Group Pension Scheme. This is a defined contribution pension scheme into which the employee contributes 5% of gross salary and the employer contributes 10%.

There is a wide range of benefits on offer to staff, including a free lunch during term time, free private health insurance and complimentary use of school sports facilities. Head to to find out more.

Please note that MCS is an inner-city school, with very limited parking. Staff are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible for their journey to work.


Safeguarding Statement:

Magdalen College School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the successful candidate will be required to undergo statutory checks before the commencement of his/her employment.

Magdalen College School

Magdalen College School