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Teaching Assistant

The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational day school known for excellent teaching, superb pastoral care and wide-ranging co-curricular opportunities. 

We are very much a family school and are pleased to offer an education across the age range. Our Pre-School for 2½ to 4 year olds, the Junior School for children aged 4 to 11 and a Senior School for students aged 11 to 18, are all dedicated to helping girls and boys thrive and to reach their potential.  

Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the Junior School work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching and report to the Deputy Head of the Junior School.

We have a part-time, temporary vacancy to start in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The vacancy is offered as a temporary contract until the end of the academic year on 31st August 2022.

The hours of work are 30.75 worked across Monday to Friday and include breakfast club each day.

Teaching Assistants work term time only to include all Professional Development Days (INSET) as set out in the school calendar. In addition, there is a requirement to support a small number of events and information evenings each academic year and overtime will be paid for attendance at these events and evenings.

All candidates should hold a relevant childcare qualification to at least NVQ Level 3  and offer excellent communication skills and an ability to work to targets and deadlines.

Candidates are welcome to apply through the TES website using the application form linked to our advert. Alternatively please download the PGS application form on the school website and submit via email.

The closing date is noon 7th September 2021 and early applications are welcomed.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview day on the school site which will include an observed activity with pupils. Interviews will take place w/c 13 September 2021.

PGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

PGS has its own, generous salary scale and seeks to attract the best staff possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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