Teaching Assistant (Prep School)

£8.96 per hour
Full time, term time
Required 19 April 2021 or as soon as possible after that date
Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 2 March 2021


Independent School of the Year
TES Independent School Awards 2015/16

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join the Prep School to work with teachers motivating and inspiring pupils to enjoy and value
their learning. The hours of work are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, during term time including training days (totalling 35.4 weeks per annum). The post is for a total of 41 weeks, which includes all term-time days, staff training days and 5.6 weeks holiday per annum (which includes public and bank holidays).
NVQ Level 3 or equivalent would be desirable but not essential.

The following qualities are essential:

  • Interest and experience working with children.
  • A basic awareness of health and safety practices.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Empathy with pupils across the age and ability range and capacity to deal sensitively with problems raised by pupils.
  • Self-motivated with disciplined work ethic, well organised and resourceful approach to work and have the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships and work well in a team.
  • Excellent role model for pupils.

At St Joseph’s we offer:

  • A safe and happy environment in which academic and social skills
    are developed.
  • A varied curriculum and excellent facilities.
  • A strong sense of community.
  • An excellent benefits package as outlined in the information pack.

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year, in July 2016 it won the Outstanding Progress Award in the independent sector at the Education Business Awards and in November 2016 it received the Outstanding Leadership Team award at the Leadership Awards.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour. The successful candidate will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and ethos.

For further details about the school please visit our website www.sjcr.org.uk/vacancies or contact recruitment@sjcr.org.uk 

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk or alternatively sent by post to Mrs Guest, HR Co-ordinator, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 2 March 2021

Interviews: w/c 8 March 2021

St Joseph’s College
Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT
0118 966 1000 


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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St Joseph's College
Upper Redlands Road
Reading
RG1 5JT

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