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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Posted Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | Closing date Monday, 25 February 2019

Dean Close Senior School is seeking to appoint three enthusiastic post-graduate students, who are considering a career in teaching.

The Graduate Teaching Assistants play an active role within the Boarding School community. The ability to work well with initiative and to work with others as part of a team is essential. Flexibility and adaptability is crucial, as is the willingness to undertake additional duties and responsibilities that may arise. Expectation to assist fully in the Sports programme; an ability to assist in coaching is an advantage, (especially hockey, netball, rugby).

Induction training will be held in August, and the posts will run for one academic year from September 2019 until July 2020. There will be training, formally and informally, in a variety of aspects of modern teaching and coaching practice.

Accommodation will be provided throughout the year with all meals during term-time.  This post requires full weekly, evening and weekend commitments during term-time.  There are substantial holidays at Christmas, Easter and Summer in addition to Half Term weeks and Exeat weekends.

Dean Close would seek to support interns who are interested in pursuing a Graduate Teaching Programme with a recognised institution, if the subject choice can be accommodated.

Dean Close School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 6th March 2019


Please go to the school's website at to find out more.

If you wish to apply, please send a completed application with a covering letter plus a CV to:

HR Manager by email: 

Applications will be considered upon receipt and this vacancy may close early where there is considerable interest.


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