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Claydon High School

English Teaching Assistant

Required for September 2021 

33 hours per week 

(Monday-Thursday 8.15am – 4.00pm, Friday 8.15am – 3.15pm)

Grade 3, Range 4-6 (£14,397 pro rata)

39 weeks per year

‘Be the best you can be’

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Claydon High School as an English Teaching Assistant, working within a strong and supportive team.  This post has become available as a colleague has retired.

We are looking to appoint a colleague with excellent literacy and a desire to ensure students are prepared for study and their future lives with reading, writing and oracy skills.  Our whole school motto and vision is supporting students to be the best they can be.

The successful applicant will support teachers and learners in English lessons developing language and literacy skills.  In addition they will work with small groups of students delivering catch up intervention or supporting GCSE revision.

We are looking for a confident, committed and flexible individual with good communication skills.  Ideally the successful candidate will have some relevant experience of working with young people aged 11-16 in an educational setting and have good ICT skills to support learners.  This post would be suitable for graduates considering a future career in teaching.

Claydon High School is a popular mixed comprehensive school on the outskirts of Ipswich.  We pride ourselves on our positive hardworking ethos and atmosphere.

Job Description

Headteacher's Letter

English Department Information

Guidance Notes

Application Form

Trust Information

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date:  Midday on 1st July 2021

Interview date:  9th July 2021


Claydon High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.