Job Description

Highclare Preparatory School

We are currently recruiting for a Teaching Assistant in the Preparatory School. We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and caring individual to aid us in providing a safe, stimulating and supportive environment for our pupils aged 4 – 11 years.

Required for September 2024

Full time, 5 days, term time only, 8:30am – 3:45pm.

During the school day, you will be working with children of mixed abilities. Our teaching assistants work in both Key Stages, depending on their personal strengths. You will be supporting children to recognise and reach their true potential, maximise their academic progress as well as supporting their personal development, character and values. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated teaching assistant with high aspirations to join our dynamic and supportive team.

We would strongly advise any potential candidates to come and look around our wonderful setting to enable you to experience the excellent working environment first hand.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 15 May 2024. However we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Interviews: TBC

How to apply: Applications should be submitted using the school’s application form below, detailing how you meet the requirements of the role. Applications should be submitted by email to the Human Resources department: CVs will not be accepted.


Highclare Preparatory School is a leading independent, day school based in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. It is part of Highclare School which educates over 500 pupils aged 2 to 18 years.

Founded in 1932, the School provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a pride in its history with excellent facilities. Highclare Preparatory School is set in two locations, both in Sutton Coldfield. There is a separate games field too.

Located within one of the most desirable suburbs of the vibrant city of Birmingham, Highclare Preparatory School continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the West Midlands.

Highclare Preparatory School is a proudly inclusive and supportive community, with over 25 nationalities represented within the student/staff body.

Our inspiring and welcoming School has a talented team of experienced teaching and support staff, an ambitious, carefully designed and sequenced curriculum and a reputation for ensuring progress and development for all pupils.

Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary with pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities including generous and a supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and excellent pupil behaviour
  • Opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Two free lunches per week, others highly subsidized
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme available
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events

Highclare School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community we are part of. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).