Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

If the trial is a success, we’ll be rolling the 4DWW out across the Group – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join #teamOFG!

“I enjoy working at New Barn School, no two days are the same and every day is rewarding. The staff team are fantastic and always support each other, Staff are always pushed to their potential and given opportunities to progress their career further. Watching the pupils progress both academically, socially an emotionally makes this job – not just a job but a vocation” – Teaching Assistant at New Barn School 

If you, like our Teaching Assistant above, want to work in a passionate, creative and inspiring workplace, then we have the job for you. New Barn School are going through an exciting period of growth and are looking for Teaching Assistants to join their team.

Are you a Secondary Teaching Assistant looking to work in a rewarding environment, one that you can truly make a difference? 

  • Salary: £20,516.00 per annum (Pre-tax take home salary, not pro rata)
  • Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only 
  • Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday
  • plus £1000 Welcome Bonus. *£500 paid once you start employment and £500 after successful completion of final probation – there has never been a better time to join us’* T&C’s apply!*

New Barn is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated School. It offers a broad, balanced, and relevant curriculum to boys and girls, aged 6 – 19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities. New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love using outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding. The school is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.

Our services offer a stage, secure and supportive environment, in which the pupils and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career as a Secondary Teaching Assistant and have a real impact on Pupil’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable pupils and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Secondary Teaching Assistant, you will connect directly with the brilliant pupils and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys.

You will help prepare learning materials and run classroom activities, with plenty of hands-on experience and some supervision too. You will take responsibility for their emotional and physical needs, supporting them to develop as individuals and engage with the world.

Supporting pupils with complex Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs is important and rewarding work, and you will benefit from the tremendous support offered by our hugely experienced teams. As you help our pupils and young people achieve real and significant progress, you will enjoy having a direct, positive impact on their developing lives.

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • We can offer support with your travel to work if you require it
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

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*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 

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