We have a vacancy for a:

Learning Assistant (Maternity) – Part time over 3 days

Thank you for your interest in the position of Learning Assistant at Edge Grove. The Pre Prep has a strong reputation for excellence in the local community and we are seeking to appoint a motivated and energetic learning assistant for maternity cover.  This learning assistant spends time in the Pre School Nursery and a Year 1 class as well as providing PPA cover and therefore an HLTA qualification would be desirable.  Candidates must have at least a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education and Childcare or equivalent for this part-time role.

Interviews will be on site and you will have an opportunity to see the school environment during an interview.

Tasks and Duties – full details in the application information pack

Teaching and Learning

• Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head of Pre Prep, Learning Success co-ordinator and Teachers.

• Help pupils to develop their literacy and numeracy skills and to improve their attainment across the curriculum.

• Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for pupils and monitor their progress.

• Develop an understanding of the specific needs of pupils to be supported.

• Provide support for individual pupils and small groups of pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.

• Seek to motivate, support and stretch pupils to achieve their full potential.

• Assist Teachers with maintaining pupil records.

• Support pupils with special educational needs and help develop their social, emotional and intellectual skills.

• Work with other professionals (SEN specialists etc) as necessary.

• Develop appropriate resources to support pupils.

• Be fully aware of programmes of study, schemes of work and daily learning objectives.

Edge Grove is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The full policy on Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure and the Data Protection Privacy Notice (Recruitment) are available below and should be read before making your application.

The Applicant Information Pack is available via this link:  https://edgegrove.turtl.co/story/edge-grove-applicant-information-pack-learning-assistant-part-time/  and contains details relevant to a potential application.

Please complete an application form which is available below.  Please email the completed form and accompanying letter addressed to the Head, Miss Lisa McDonald to hr@edgegrove.com . Applications must arrive prior to the closing date of Friday 10th December 2021 at 9.00 am and CVs will not be accepted.

Please refer to the ‘Notes for Applicants’ page in the Application for Employment and in particular about the filtering of cautions and convictions.


Pay Policy for Academic Staff

Edge Grove operates its own competitive teachers’ pay scale policy.   Full details are available on application.


Teaching at Edge Grove

Are you:

  • An outstanding teacher able to enthuse and inspire our pupils?
  • An approachable, engaging role model with high expectations of all pupils?
  • An excellent practitioner able to teach across all ability levels?
  • Competent in the use of ICT and willing to develop its usage?
  • Willing to engage in all aspects of the School’s activities and ethos?

Do you have:

  • Strong organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines?
  • A willingness to raise the standard of teaching and learning within the school?
  • The aptitude to provide professional leadership and management for a specific subject department to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.
  • The enthusiasm, skill and ability to make a positive contribution to this motivated and “excellent” team?
  • The ability to make a real difference?

We aim to support, empower and challenge all our staff in an inspiring and innovative environment.

Rated “Excellent” across all areas in 2015 by ISI, we are looking for teachers who can match our ambition to be “exceptional” in all we do.

Edge Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.


We always welcome applications from qualified teachers seeking to develop their career in a dynamic and rewarding independent prep school environment. If that matches your career aspirations, do please send your CV and accompanying letter to hr@edgegrove.com


Application Form: If completing by hand please download and return the PDF version. If completing electronically please download and return the Word version:

  1. PDF version
  2. Word version

Recruitment, Selection and Disclosures Policy and Data Protection Privacy Notice (Recruitment)

Edge Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please click here for our Recruitment, Selection and Disclosures Policy.

Please click here for our Data Protection Privacy Notice (Recruitment).