Teaching Assistant

The Dean Close FoundationGloucestershire

Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School, fondly known as ‘The Squirrels’, is set in 50 acres of parkland, close to the centre of Cheltenham. We are proud to be part of the Dean Close family of schools, providing excellent education for boys and girls from 2 years 9 months to 18 years.

The Pre-Preparatory School is based in a modern, purpose-built building that opened in 2004, with excellent facilities and resources, including integral hall, library, outdoor adventure play areas and our own exciting Forest School. Our pupils are also able to make use of some of the outstanding facilities on the whole School campus, such as the swimming pool, tennis courts and sports' complex.

The Teaching Assistant is responsible to the Class Teacher and Headmistress of the Pre-Preparatory School. As with all teaching assistant jobs, there needs to be flexibility, as there may be elements which will change.

This role is part time (0.5FTE) and term-time only.

Full details including key duties and person specification can be found in the job description.

Application Process

Please click 'Quick Apply' and complete the application and forward any queries to recruitment@deanclose.org.uk

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 16 September 2021

Interviews will be held on Friday 24 September 2021

Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Dean Close School is a thriving independent, co-educational day and boarding school set on a beautiful 50-acre site on the edge of Cheltenham. The School currently has approximately 900 pupils between the ages of 3-18 years. Founded in 1886, Dean Close has a strong Christian ethos and is a happy and supportive working environment. Dean Close has recently built a state-of-the art Day House Village which has freed up teaching space on the main site to reconfigure academic departments. The first phase of this project will be completed for September 2021 with the opening of the new Maths and Business and Economics bases. Exciting plans for future phases to create new teaching spaces for humanities subjects and a new science block are in advanced stages.

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