Job Description

Collingwood School is currently looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join their friendly, supportive team of staff. You will be working with pupils in the early years and reception class so experience working with younger children is essential.

This is a permanent term time only Teaching Assistant position and we welcome applications from experienced Teaching Assistants as well as those looking to begin a career in an independent school.

Collingwood School is a co-educational independent school for children aged 2 years – 11 years, which provides a broad and balanced education within a unique setting. We offer an individually focused education to all of our pupils in a friendly environment, promoting excellence in learning and encouraging exceptional behaviour. We are a truly inclusive school with a unique family feel and offer small classes, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and experiences catered to the needs and interests of every child.

The school has a strong family atmosphere and prepares pupils exceptionally well for schools of their choice at age 11+.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who can join us and work with or excellent pupils. Ideally you will have experience working with children in a school or nursery setting.

We would like you to be able to demonstrate excellent support and communication skills.

In return we will be able to offer you a great workplace with exciting opportunities for development. Our staff are friendly and you will be welcomed by all. In addition to a permanent contract you will also benefit from being part of the Inspired Learning Group of schools and Nurseries. Benefits include;

  • Competitive Salary, with annual reviews
  • Childcare fee discount
  • Pension scheme
  • Health plan that provides significant coverage such as optical, dental, dental accident, chiropody, therapy treatments and health club concession. Access to Doctor line from anywhere in the world, scanning such as MRI, CT and PET scan
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Westfield rewards (discounts from various high street and online outlets).

Please apply for this position ASAP as we wish to appoint in November. For more information please contact or call 07706 323847.

Collingwood School is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).