Graduate Teaching Assistant, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Closing date:

Dean Close SchoolCheltenham, Gloucestershire

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £10,500(Salary plus accommodation and meals during term time)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


The School is seeking to appoint a number of enthusiastic post-graduate students, who are considering a career in teaching.  Induction training will be held in August, and the posts will run for one academic year from September 2020 until July 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Boarding House duties during the week, evenings and weekends.
  • Assistance with school duties.
  • Cover of lessons during a teacher’s absence.
  • Full participation in the co-curricular programme at the school.
  • Key staff in the provision of the Weekend Activities Programme.
  • Coaching and running teams as appropriate in Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Netball and Rugby;
  • Officiating as appropriate in Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Netball and Rugby;
  • Supervision of pupils at away matches.
  • Team teaching and assisting experienced subject teachers in classroom situations in your preferred subject area;
  • Assist in Workrooms/Supervised study periods.
  • Team teach some Study Skills lessons.
  • Teaching small groups in specialised topic areas possible.
  • Running or assisting with societies and extra-curricular activities as appropriate;
  • Being involved in school visits and expeditions;
  • Performing resident boarding duties.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the ethos of the school.

Other duties will be required which are deemed as appropriate by the Deputy Head Pastoral.

Applicants should send a completed application form and a covering letter to  by the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020, 1.00pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020

The 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.

More about Dean Close School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1242 258000
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Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides continuity of education from age 2+ to 18. The School was established in 1886, and is set in 50 acres of parkland in the centre of Cheltenham.
Dean Close is renowned for foc...