Part-Time Teaching Assistant - January 2020 start, East Grinstead

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BrambletyeEast Grinstead

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Highly competitive - Brambletye School has it's own pay scale
Contract term: Permanent

Brambletye is an IAPS co-educational boarding/day school for pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 13. Pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Scholarship Examinations to a wide range of senior schools. 

The school was founded in 1919 at Sidcup Place, Kent and moved to its present site, just off the A22, one mile south of East Grinstead, in 1933. In 1969 it was formed into a charitable educational trust with a Board of Governors, which includes parents and Old Boys, with a range of academic and educational experience.

The School facilities are centred on a large country house on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, in its own woodlands and extensive playing fields. The whole property covers 140 acres. The school has outstanding facilities including a newly refurbished Art Department and  a brand new library.  We also have a well-equipped ICT Room, a large Theatre and well-appointed music rooms. There is also a sports hall, tennis and netball courts, two squash courts, an indoor swimming pool and several playing fields including a new all-weather pitch.  

We believe that a perfectly balanced combination of traditional values with modern sensibilities makes Brambletye a very special to be. It enables our pupils to thrive as they learn and play, our teachers to love their work as they encourage and support, and our parents to feel pride and peace of mind as they see their children flourish and explore their abilities.  

This is an education which focuses on developing the whole person in a beautiful and historic setting.  We have thought hard about how we prepare our children for a future which may look quite different from today’s world. We encourage and inspire our pupils to be emotionally intelligent and adaptable.  We show them how to be the best people they can be, creatively, academically and physically. We give them the courage and belief in their abilities to become confident, happy individuals, well equipped for the next phase of their education and their lives.  

Part-Time Teaching Assistant

From January 2020 Brambletye School is looking for a part-time Teaching Assistant to join our highly regarded Lower School.  Responsible to the Head of the Lower School, the Teaching Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting activities and learning for our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils in order to raise and maintain standards of achievement for all our pupils.  They will be responsible for encouraging pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare and support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life.

We would be very interested to hear from people who have a recognised Teaching Assistant qualification, however this is not essential and anyone who would be interested in a career as a Teaching Assistant and feels that they can meet the requirements of the Person Specification would be welcome to apply.  Passionate, caring, inspiring, empathetic, creative, an excellent team player – these are the essential qualities that we are looking for.

This is a part-time, term-time only position.  The hours of work will be: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm (20 hours per week) plus three days INSET training at the beginning or end of each term: 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Brambletye School has its own pay scale and the salary offered will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, excellent staff facilities including free tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits, free use of the school facilities including swimming pool and tennis courts during the school holidays, a contributory pension scheme and free parking.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) on: 01342 335167 or email:

How to Apply

To apply, please download a copy of our application form from the TES or Brambletye School website: and return fully completed to Heather White (HR and Compliance Officer) via email:

The closing date for receipt of applications: midday on Friday, 1st November 2019

Interviews will be held: the week commencing Monday, 11th November 2019

Please note that applications not submitted on the Brambletye application form or where the Brambletye application form has not been completed in full, will not be considered.  CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Brambletye application form.

Brambletye School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection process.  All 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 Brambletye
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1342 321004
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