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Teaching Assistant

The Maynard SchoolExeter

Teaching Assistant Full Time

Required ASAP

As an all-girls school nestled in the heart of Exeter, The Maynard has an enviable record of incredible results matched with a truly warm and friendly spirit. We provide a happy, secure and lively environment where every child’s individuality and unique talents can shine through. 

About the role

The Maynard Junior School and Pre-Preparatory Department offers a unique opportunity to join one of the top schools in the country and are seeking a full-time teaching assistant to join our excellent team.  Applicants must be confident working with pupils aged 4 to 11 years but the main focus of the role will be with Year 6 class. The school provides excellent opportunities for professional development. 

This role has many different strands to it, providing support and assistance around the Junior School. The Junior School Teaching Assistant will support individuals with their learning, as well as helping with readers or practical groups in class. The Teaching Assistant will accompany classes on trips and visits, help with the ordering of resources for the school, maintain displays, help to prepare the school for any events and be prepared to help with the general supervision needs of the school. The Junior School Teaching Assistant will also be trained to help deliver assessments with prospective pupils.

The role requires the daily supervision of breaks in the Junior School playground as well as supervising the dining hall at lunch times, providing the consistent supportive face for the children. First aid provision is a part of this role and training will be arranged. The ability to drive the minibus is very helpful, but not essential, and training would be provided for this. 

The Junior School Teaching Assistant will also oversee after school club until 17.30 on up to three days a week, where children gather to be collected to go home. 

It is a varied and interesting role that requires a creative individual who is patient, cheerful and caring around children and is able to be part of a strong, dedicated team. There are good opportunities for professional development.

Key Tasks:

• Working in class supporting learners 

• Classroom support for teachers 

• Playground supervision

• Lunchtime supervision

• Assisting with assessments of prospective pupils 

• Cover support for absent staff

• Resource and stationery management

• Presentation of the Junior School communal display areas

• Prepare displays for school open events and Discovery Mornings First Aid

• Resource production – duplication and displays

• Supervision of after school care group Y3 – 6 (Late Room) from 16.00 – 17.30 on up to three days a week.

• Accompanying school trips and visits as part of the supervising staff team

• Driving the minibus would be helpful. Minibus training and a minibus test will be arranged by the school. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a top independent girls' day school with a long tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to developing each learner to their full potential.

The Maynard has its own Salary Scale.

How to apply?

Please complete an application form and send along with a covering letter and cv to  Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our school website  

Closing date for receipt of applications: Noon on 23rd September 2021

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 30th September 2021

The Maynard is committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening is applied to all posts.

The Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 1SJ

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