26 Jan, 2024

Prep School Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Monkton Combe School
  • Monkton Combe School, Church Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath, UK
Other Graduate Assistants

Job Description

Prep School Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Start date: August 2024
Term-time only, 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £14,477 (you’ll receive accommodation and full board during term time)

Do you have what it takes to inspire young people and have a devotion to support an excellent holistic education?

We are seeking to appoint a number of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) for the forthcoming academic year, starting in August 2024, on a 12 month fixed term contract at Monkton Prep School, set in the beautiful Midford valley on the outskirts of Bath. 

Although this role is titled Graduate Teaching Assistant, it would also be suitable for individuals looking for a placement year position or those who have graduated school and are looking to gain work experience in education before going onto University or starting a career. 

Graduate Teaching Assistants are seen as an important part of the Pastoral and Academic teams at Monkton.  This is an exciting opportunity to explore and gain experience of working with young people, ages 2-13 years, in a supportive environment and allow you to decide if teaching or pastoral care is the right career path for you. You will have the opportunity to get involved with various activities during the school day, such as supporting in a classroom environment and covering lessons, supporting and supervising sport lessons and other extracurricular activities, to be resident on site, and to help care for the boarders after the academic day has finished and at the weekends. 

Find out more about being a GTA at Monkton

We pride ourselves on our lively Christian ethos, excellent exam results and our strong pastoral care. At Monkton, we are setting standards for life; giving young people the qualities of character they need.

So, if you strive to work collaboratively and want to actively get involved in the co-curricular, pastoral life of the school, then we think you will feel right at home here.

Previous GTAs have gone on to a variety of careers including (but not limited to) SCITT and PGCE courses, counselling or church leadership - the perfect springboard for many different types of careers. We have a number of previous GTAs who are still working with us here at Monkton in a variety of roles!


Monkton Combe 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 Disclosure and Barring Service. Applicants should also be aware that it is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity with children if you have been barred from doing so.

How to apply

Rolling Application Process

You should submit your application form and letter of application by following the link to our school website. Alternatively, you should write to the HR department (​recruitment@monkton.org.uk​) enclosing a letter of application, fully completed application form and full curriculum vitae, with details of your qualifications and experience. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the HR department on 01225 721181.

For more information and to download an Application Form, please click here to view our vacancies section of the website. 

Please download the Job Description below 


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