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Prep School Teaching Assistant

Shebbear CollegeDevon

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner to join our team within the Prep School at Shebbear College, with an immediate start or as soon as possible.

Full time, term time only

We are looking for someone who works well as part of a team, who is proactive and who develops positive relationships with staff and pupils.  

The successful candidate will be expected to continue their professional development, attending courses provided by Devon County and internal INSET days arranged by the School.

Shebbear College is a small independent day and boarding school of around 300 pupils, for boys and girls aged from 4 – 18. Set in 85-acres of countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor, it is an idyllic location in which to work. Class sizes are smaller than average throughout the school and we pride ourselves on knowing every pupil as an individual, recognising their potential and helping them to achieve their best, whatever that may be. This is what makes us special and stands us apart from other schools. 

Shebbear College Prep School is a very friendly and welcoming school, with an excellent reputation for pastoral care and where positive relationships between staff, pupils and their families are central to everything we do. 

Staff work hard to ensure that the standard of teaching and learning that takes place in all classes is high and that it caters for a range of different learning styles; meeting the individual needs and abilities of every pupil. We are committed to developing the full potential of our pupils and will always look for ways to nurture their particular strengths and interests.


 Working in a small friendly school in a stunning rural location

 Salary and term to be discussed at interview

 Free lunch and refreshments during term-time 

 Longer holidays than the maintained sector 

 Health and Wellbeing Centre on site during term time 

 Free use of the School facilities, such as gymnasium 


All applicants must complete the Shebbear College application form which is available on the School website (please ensure that your referees include your current or most recent employer).  The completed application form and covering letter (one side of A4) should be sent via email (preferably) to the HR Department  or by post to:

HR Department

Shebbear College 



EX21 5HJ

Further details about the School and an Application Form and Job Description are available at

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Deadline for applications: Friday 24th September 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews: week commencing 27th September 2021

Early applications are warmly encouraged and the School reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: Shebbear College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young adults and expects all staff to share his commitment.  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.

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