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SPP Teaching Assistant

We are looking to appoint a permanent, full-time Teaching Assistant to start in January 2018 or earlier.

Somerhill Pre-Prep is one of the three Schools at Somerhill. It is a co-educational school, comprising of an Early Years department and Key Stage 1 department.  There are approximately 200 pupils, ranging in age from rising 3 to 7 years.  There are currently just over 30 full and part-time staff, including Learning Support Assistants and specialist teachers.  Somerhill Pre-Prep provides families the opportunity to start their child’s learning in a school environment prior to statutory school age.  Our Early Years department comprises of two Pre-School classes, offering a mixed age range environment for Rising 3 and Rising 4 year olds and three Reception classes.  There are three Year 1 and three Year 2 classes.  We are a mixed ability school and pride ourselves on developing each child to their full potential, both academically and socially.

Somerhill Pre-Prep is an IAPS school and the majority of our children continue their learning at one of the two Somerhill prep schools.  The boys can join Yardley Court, which currently has 250+ pupils, at Year 3 and they will stay until Year 6 (11+) or Year 8 (13+ Common Entrance).  The girls can join Derwent Lodge which currently has 135+ pupils aged 7 to 11 years. Overall, there are 600+ pupils here on site at Somerhill.  The schools are all based in a stunning Jacobean mansion set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. You will be hard-pressed to find a more glorious setting for a school!  Somerhill Pre-Prep classrooms are all located around a courtyard and this offers a secure setting for the children. Teaching and learning also takes place in the diverse outdoor environment surrounding the building.  As a result of a strong building programme over the last ten years, we also benefit from excellent facilities including: the SPP outdoor play area, Music Building and fantastic sports amenities.  More details of all three schools can be found on our website: www.somerhill.org.

All new members of staff comment on how busy we are as a school; this is not a school that affords hours of relaxation! What we will provide you with is a supportive common room, great children to teach and a super working environment.

The Process of Application

All interested candidates are invited to contact recruitment@somerhill.org to request a telephone conversation to discuss the post or to arrange a visit. Formal applications will only be accepted via the official application form. The closing date is Wednesday 11th October.  Short-listed candidates will be informed by e-mail and interviews will take place the week commencing 16th October. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates may be invited to interview before the published closing date.

A job pack, with all relevant documents, is available.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact recruitment@somerhill.org.

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