Pre-Prep Teaching Assistant, West Sussex

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Ardingly College Pre-PrepWest Sussex

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Start date: Term-time only, required from September 2019, for up to one year covering maternity leave
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,293.56 per annum, inclusive of 4.2 weeks paid holiday
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ardingly College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational full time Teaching Assistant to join their thriving Pre-Prep School, for up to one year covering maternity leave from September 2019. 

We are seeking to appoint a person who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and a good communicator, to encourage, support, guide and give practical help to the process of learning within our Pre-Prep School.

Candidates should have experience working with and understanding children of Pre-Prep school age. Good communication and organisational skills and a positive and caring personality are also essential for this role. 

A minimum of NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Early Years Childcare and GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at grade C or above is also required. 

NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Childcare would be advantageous.

We are looking for someone with a warm and welcoming smile, who is able to inspire the children and make every child feel special. The ability to join in with the children no matter how silly the task and have fun and laughter in the workplace is also important.   

This is a full-time role, working 42.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm, for 35 weeks per year (term-time only, plus one additional week).  Attendance is required at three INSET days throughout the year, prior to the beginning of each term.

The salary is £15,293.56 per annum, inclusive of 4.2 weeks paid holiday. 

The College offers a wide range of benefits including pension, private health insurance, sports and leisure facilities, school fee remission and salary sacrifice schemes. 

For a full job description and to apply online please visit If you require further i nformation or a hard copy application form please contact the HR team on 01444 893059 or email  

Closing date: Thursday 23rd May, although applications will be considered upon receipt. 

Interview date: Thursday 30th May 2019.  

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2 -18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

More about Ardingly College Pre-Prep
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Early Years
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 7 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 893300
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The Pre-Preparatory school caters for 110 pupils from 2 to 7 years of age.

Children are at the centre of everything we do at Ardingly Pre-Prep. We believe every child has the right to a safe, happy and exciting childhood, filled with opportunities to...