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Teaching Assistant (Pre-prep)

Summer Fields SchoolOxford

Summer Fields is one of the premier boys’ prep and pre-prep schools in the country, situated in 70 acres of superb grounds in North Oxford. The school has an excellent academic reputation and is extremely well resourced.

In September 2018 we opened a brand new Pre-prep, catering for boys from Reception to Year 3. The school is housed in Newton, one of the oldest and most historic buildings on the school’s site. This is a state-of-the-art development and provides a purpose-built environment for up to 80 boys aged from four to eight, whilst allowing the boys to use all of the Prep school facilities on a daily basis.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (preferably with previous experience and qualifications) to work in the Pre-prep. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a class teacher but must demonstrate: independence and a capability to take small groups of children, enthusiasm for teaching and working with children, and a commitment to the highest levels of teaching and learning for all pupils. Applicants must have strong communication skills, the ability to work as part of a small but cohesive team, and the skills to create a warm, welcoming and happy environment within the classroom and Pre-prep.

The post would also suit a graduate looking for school based experience before furthering their teaching career. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to lead or join the after-school programme and contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme.

Application Procedure

Please apply by submitting the following: 

  • A fully completed application form, including full details of your employment history. 
  • A cover letter addressed to Miss Joanna Chapman, Head of Pre-Prep. 
  • If you have a CV you wish to send, please do so, however an application form must still be provided.

Applications should either be emailed to or posted to HR Manager, Summer Fields, Mayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 7EN

Full details are available on our website: :  or from the HR Manager on 01865 459238.

Summer Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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