Working with us

Current opportunities:
e want to attract the best staff to work with our children - people who really believe in our vision and values and want to make a difference to the lives of children in our schools.  In return, we pledge to offer the best working conditions possible, the best training and support and career pathways at every level.  

If you want to join us in this quest, please check this page regularly and contact us about vacancies as they arise.

Learning Support Assistant
30 hpw, 38 weeks per year

The Oaks Primary School is a friendly and happy school and if you join our team you can be assured that you will be part of a caring community of staff who put children at the heart of the learning process.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • a flexible approach and ability to work as part of a team

  • a willingness to fully participate in all aspects of school life

  • the ability to use their initiative

  • a commitment to professional development.

Experience of the Upper KS2 curriculum and knowledge of how to support the development of children in Year 5 and 6 would be preferable but is not essential.

Further details can be found on our website:

You are welcome and encouraged to visit the school and meet our outstanding pupils and staff.

Completed applications forms to be returned by post to the school: Aster Road, Ipswich IP2 0NR or by email to:

Interview date: 15 January 2018.

Do you have skills to bring to the world of education?

Have you thought about volunteering as a School Governor?

ASSET Education is looking to recruit governors to our excellent primary schools in Ipswich - St Helen’s Primary, Whitton Primary and The Oaks Primary.  

You will need to have a real interest in the communities that are served by our schools and a desire to see children succeed.  We are particularly looking for people who have a passion for education and learning and also have expertise to bring in one of the following areas:  finance, HR, property, communications, IT, ……..

Our Governors report to the Trust Board and provide “support and challenge” to our school leaders.  They meet as a group at least once a term to understand how the school is performing and are expected to take an active and involved part in at least one aspect of school life.  For example, a governor with finance expertise would meet with the Headteacher and School Business Manager regularly to support financial decision making and ensure value for money.  Equally a governor with expertise in IT might visit the school on a regular basis to support the development of the computing curriculum.  

At least two places on the governing body of each school are allocated to parents of children in the school.  Skills audits are undertaken annually.  

When a vacancy becomes available it is advertised within the local community, to staff and to parents.  Interviews are held and appointments are made on the basis of the skillsets that are needed by the school.  Appointments are made by the Headteacher and Executive Principal with approval from the Trust Board.  

Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education…. If you would like to make a difference to one of our schools and feel you have something to offer please contact We welcome applications from all members of the community and will undertake full safeguarding checks prior to appointment.   This is a voluntary post, reasonable expenses can be claimed.  

"A single good teacher who cares and shows that they care, who is passionate about children, about learning and about life, can inspire a child and have an influence beyond their own life span."

"Teachers change the world every day through acts of kindness, courage, hope and integrity."

Jennifer M Fox Eades, Celebrating Strengths 2008