PE Teaching Assistant, Surbiton, Surrey

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Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory SchoolSurbiton, Surrey
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

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Job Purpose: To work with and support the PE Department at Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School, and to promote the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care within the Department
Reporting Line: Head of the Girls’ Preparatory School
Tenure: Permanent, full-time (38 weeks of the year)

Key Responsibilities:


  • Assisting PE staff in lessons
  • Accompanying staff to matches and tournaments
  • Coaching of groups if qualified/experienced


  • To foster interest and enthusiasm for learning amongst the pupils as well as encouraging a general spirit of intellectual enquiry and rigour
  • To assist class teachers with the preparation and carrying out of all classroom activities
  • If required help/take groups for curriculum support, such as: maths/spelling tests, reading, ICT, Art and in any sessions where extra help may be necessary
  • To attend and support the children in swimming or athletics lessons and assist with dressing (in the younger classes)


  • To know the pupils throughout the School, but especially those in the classes taught, for whom you are a point of contact on matters of the children’s wellbeing
  • Under the guidance of the Head, to promote the development and progress in the social, academic and co-curricular spheres of all the pupils in your care
  • Supervision duties, including: early morning duty, morning playtime, lunch, after school duty and First Aid
  • Assisting with co-curricular clubs (minimum of 3 nights a week

Administration and Equipment

  • Assisting staff in the running of teams
  • Recording of pupils’ performance
  • Confirmation of fixtures and transport
  • Maintaining the Sports’ notice boards and displays
  • Providing information for Newsletters
  • Collation of information related to fixtures

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Enthusiasm for education and a passion for sport
  • Professional experience of working with pupils at KS1 and/or KS2 would be an advantage
  • Commitment to the personal and educational development of pupils and to an ethos of respect and service
  • Well-developed skills for working in a school with high academic standards
  • Keenness to develop further as a Teaching Assistant and Coach in a well-resourced and supportive environment with co-operative and highly-motivated staff and pupils
  • Self-motivation and high levels of organisational and self-management skills
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a team
  • Proven ability to develop effective professional relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider education of pupils through the extra-curricular programme, including attending residential trips
  • High levels of communication skills in English, both written and spoken, to enable effective communications with pupils, with colleagues and with pupils' parents

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

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Closing Date: 8:00am, Friday 18 May 2018
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 22 May 2018

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