Boarding Assistant with English and SEN Teaching Assistant Responsibilities

Closes 16.04.2023

Salary Competitive salary

Location Royal High School Bath
Contract term Fixed term 1 year
Hours Full time
Contact email
Contact name Alice Pitt

The role:

We are seeking to appoint a resident Boarding Assistant with Teaching Assistant Responsibilities from September 2023 on a one-year fixed term contract. The Teaching Assistant responsibilities will be focused on English and SEN support, so experience in this field will be a bonus.

This role is to support the boarding and teaching staff to facilitate the active participation of students in the academic and social activities of the School. The successful candidates must be interested in the pastoral care of students and be keen to enjoy and participate in all aspects of a boarding school life.

The post requires the successful candidates to assist with the day to day running of the boarding houses, help to organise, run and staff the Weekend Programme, to help with administrative tasks involved in boarding and to play a complementary and supporting role to students in class by encouraging pupils in their learning and the acquisition of skills. This is a residential post. It can be a demanding role where the working day consists of Teaching Assistant duties within the timetable and includes morning, evening and weekend duties in boarding. You will be given 24 hours off duty per week along with additional time off when not needed in school.

The successful candidates will be team players with a proven track record of being proactive, highly organised and able to act on their own initiative. They will have to demonstrate a fair but firm approach and must enjoy working with young people and have energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the nature of working in a boarding school.

This role would be ideal for graduates wishing to gain experience in a boarding school environment.

About the School:

Royal High School Bath is a day and boarding school with a reputation for providing a pioneering education for girls. We offer a highly rewarding place to work as part of the national network of GDST schools dedicated to leadership in girls’ education. We have excellent facilities and resources and a warm, friendly and supportive working environment.

Join us to develop your career in a creative and innovative environment with a generous salary and benefits package. Be part of the national network of GDST schools dedicated to leadership in girls’ education.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Membership of the GDST flexible pension scheme (up to 18% employer contribution and flexibility to generate a pay top-up of up to 10% of pensionable salary in lieu of pension)
  • 36 week school year (including INSET days) across 3 terms with a two-week break in the Autumn
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Free meals as part of your residential role
  • Free hot beverages all year round
  • Free Gym Membership
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to be part of the wider school community; Sustainability Team, Well- Being Angels, Boarding Tutors as examples.
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Access to our free BUPA Employee Assistance programme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

To apply, please complete an application form online. If you have any questions please contact the HR department,

Applications must be received by 16 April 2023

Interviews will take place week commencing 17 April 2023

Royal High School Bath and the GDST are 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.

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