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Specialist Teaching Assistant

Specialist Teaching Assistant

The Role

St Teresa’s seeks to appoint a fixed term, part-time Specialist Teaching Assistant to help and support a pupil with Dyslexia in Year 6 at our Prep School.  This role is initially for one year from September 2020 until the end of Year 6 (2nd July 2021).  The role presents an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to further their 1-1 teaching and learning experiences to understand how their role can work symbiotically within a dynamic school environment.  The successful candidate will be required to teach the student on a 1:1 basis and provide support in class; they should hold a Level 5 Certificate in SpLD., or equivalent. This innovative individual must be keen to work as part of an enthusiastic team of teachers and support staff and be passionate about children’s learning.

The School

St Teresa’s is a flourishing Catholic independent school for girls from 5 - 18 years, founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Religious Instruction.  In 2002, the ownership of the school was transferred to St Teresa’s Effingham Trust, a company limited by guarantee.
St Teresa’s offers a strong, caring community based on its Catholic traditions, and remains an inclusive environment that welcomes pupils from all backgrounds.  Our core values knit the school together, resulting in an atmosphere of mutual support, vibrancy and kindness.
 St Teresa’s Values:
• Faith
• Character
• Community
• Compassion
• Intellect

St Teresa’s Preparatory School is situated on-site with the Senior School under the leadership of its own Head.  There are approximately 160 pupils on role with one form entry from Year 1, increasing to two form entry in Year 3 through to Year 6.
The Preparatory School provides a rich and stimulating curriculum, aiming for academic excellence at all times.  Our children benefit from small class sizes of around (18 to 20 pupils) as well as specialist teaching in a number of different subjects.  The school gained an outstanding ISI report in 2017.  St Teresa’s Preparatory School is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS), the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC), the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) and the Independent Schools Council (ISC).


The Appointment
15 hours a week, 9am-12pm, term time only.
The remuneration  for this role is £50.00 per day term time only.  As part of St. Teresa’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with qualifications, satisfactory references and a satisfactory response to a Health Questionnaire.
Please complete the Application Form in full accompanied with your letter of application and CV.
The letter should indicate your suitability for the post and your motivation for submitting the application. Further information including examination results and the Independent Schools’ Inspection Report can be found on the School’s website
Please note: Closing date for applications is 10th July 2020
Applications should be sent to:
Mrs Katherine Jones
PA to the Prep Headteacher
St Teresa’s

Tel: (01372) 453 456
Email: [email protected]
St Teresa’s reserve the right to interview at any stage of the selection process.






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