Key Stage Two Teaching Assistant (Part Time)


Our mission is to develop happy, confident and successful pupils who are well prepared for their future: Westbrook Hay is a thriving co-educational independent day school. Pupils enjoy a broad curriculum, achieve excellent results and have the all-important confidence to succeed. The school roll is currently at a record high of around 380 pupils and in September 2023 announced that it is growing its senior section of the school from Year 8 to Year 11 and will begin offering GCSEs.

Our ethos is to be a welcoming, inclusive family community that provides the best for, and expects the best from us all: The school is well known locally for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. This is something we cherish and, even though we are potentially going to grow slightly in size, we do not want to lose this ethos. We believe our ethos separates us from larger competitor schools in our locality. This ethos is generated by the staff and their relationships with the pupils and parents. It has been regularly described as ‘friendly and professional’.

We are seeking a new Key Stage Two Teaching Assistant (Part Time) who can help us with achieving our mission and thrive under this ethos, supporting our pupils to reach their full potential as they move through the school.

Key Stage Two Teaching Assistant (Part Time) Vacancy

We are seeking a candidate to join the Prep Department as a Key Stage Two Teaching Assistant (part Time). An outstanding and inspiring practitioner, the successful candidate will have expert curriculum knowledge and an insatiable appetite for learning. We are looking for someone who is able to build our pupils’ confidence and curiosity, enjoying the opportunity to develop practice in this ambitious and successful school.

Prep Department: The Head of Prep leads the Prep Department, which is three-form entry from Years 3-6, and consists of Years 3-4 Class Teachers, Year 5-6 Form Tutors and Subject Specialists. The Head of Prep is assisted in leading this section of the school by the Head of Years 3-4 and Head of Years 5-6, as well as working closely with the Academic & Pastoral Leadership Teams and Executive Group. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work independently and as a part of the Prep team, it is vital that they will fit in well with the hardworking nature of the existing staff.

Learning Support Department: Our flourishing Learning Support Department puts in place support for pupils who have an identified learning difficulty or specific need. Through the department, pupils will gain on-going and practical support, this will vary and change as they grow through their time at the school. The Head of Learning Support monitors the progress of pupils, ensuring that lessons are appropriately differentiated and that the pupils’ needs are met within the classroom. A continuous cycle of observation and feedback means that pupils with a range of learning needs are fully supported, making excellent progress.

Teaching Assistant: The Key Stage Two Teaching Assistant will work closely with Prep Staff, supporting individuals and groups in lessons, particularly in the core subjects of English and Maths. Teaching Assistants will also be expected to deliver small group intervention, as directed by the Head of Learning Support, undertake some administrative tasks, work with pupils helping meet their access needs in assessments and provide cover for absent colleagues.

Salary and Benefits

The salary will be competitive and dependent on experience. What can we offer you?

  • A fantastic team of staff to work with and be a part of
  • A school that is rated ’Excellent’ by ISI with waiting lists in operation in a number of year groups
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Free cooked lunches and refreshments throughout the day
  • Membership of the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunities to attend events organised by the Staff Social Committee
  • Receipt of a ’Golden Ticket’ for assisting with an overnight event, which enables staff to apply for a half day either in the morning or afternoon
  • Small class sizes, a beautiful rural location and excellent facilities
  • 50% fee remission is offered for children of school staff, subject to availability of places


The safety and well-being of the children in School is paramount at all times. Staff are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact. Staff will adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out their duties, a member of staff becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School, it is their responsibility to report any concerns to the school’s Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection or the Head.

Online Searches

As part of the shortlisting process, the School will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of its due diligence. This may help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, that the School may want to explore with an applicant at interview. This forms part of the School’s wider safeguarding due diligence which aims to prevent and/or deter individuals who may be unsuitable to work with children from working in a school environment.

Equality and Diversity

Westbrook Hay is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and pupils. This means that employees are treated fairly, irrespective of sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, gender, marital status or other reason. Staff are expected to always comply with the provisions set out in law and school policies on equality and diversity.

Application and Recruitment Process

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 18:00 on Friday 28th June. To apply for this position, please complete an application via the TES website. Further information or any enquiries can be requested from our Bursar and Clerk to Governors, Miss Kelly Freeman (

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on the week beginning Monday 1st July. Although the programme is yet to be confirmed it will include an interview and support of a lesson or activity. Candidates will be offered a tour of the school and lunch, if the timing is appropriate. Overnight accommodation is available on request. This appointment is for September 2024 or January 2025.

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