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Teaching Assistant

Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory SchoolEsher

Reception Teaching Assistant

Full time, required to start at the beginning of the summer term in April 

Fixed term contract to July (with the possibility of opportunities beyond) 

Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep School in Esher, Surrey is an independent day school for boys and girls aged from three to seven years. It was founded in 1912 and is part of the Shrewsbury House School Trust and is administered by a Board of Governors.  

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to work with, and support the existing Reception team.  EYFS experience and relevant qualifications are ideal, alongside awareness of Early Learning Goals and Development Matters. 

The individual will work in partnership with the Reception team, helping support the children in their day to day activities and development, sharing our determination for every child to reach their full potential.  

The role will involve general support of the children, working with individuals or small groups, preparation of resources, and assisting with specialist subject lessons, such as Forest School, Music, P.E. and French lessons.  

We expect the candidate to make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.  We are seeking a proactive, positive person who embraces the school Values of Teamwork, Resilience, Aspiration, Care and Kindness (TRACK). 

In return we can offer you –

• Opportunities to develop your career

• A friendly, fun professional working environment where values matter

• Caring, supportive, experienced colleagues

• A small school environment where children love coming to school and enjoy learning

To speak to someone at the School about the vacancy please contact Jon Akhurst, Head (e-mail:

Job description, information on the school and application form can be found on the school’s external website ( by clicking on ‘About Us’, ‘Careers’. Applications should be emailed to the HR Administrator at

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 15th April though applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process. 

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 16th April and Monday 19th April.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.


Shrewsbury House School Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] disclosure and other checks, references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK.

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