Staff Vacancies

EYFS & KS1 Teaching Assistant (Maternity Cover, Part-Time)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to work 2.5 days per week as a maternity cover within the Pre-Prep. This role will offer support to pupils primarily within EYFS, although a willingness to work also within Years 1 & 2 is required. Experience of working or volunteering within a primary education setting would be an advantage for this role. A Level 2 (or above) Teaching Assistant qualification would also be an advantage.

Hours to be worked during term-time:
Monday: 7.45am – 3.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 12pm
Friday: 7.45am – 3.30pm

Attendance will also be required at Staff Inset Training Days and at occasional out of hours school events. Salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

For a detailed job description and application form please click on the links below:

Teaching Assistant Job Description

Pinewood School Support Staff Application Form

Completed application forms should be sent by email to or by post to Mrs Jo Ranstead, Assistant Bursar & Director of HR, at Pinewood School. Applications without the completed application form will not be considered and will not receive a response.

Deadline for applications: 8am Monday 21st June 2021

Interview date: week commencing Monday 28th June 2021

Start date: 20th September 2021

This is a maternity cover position which is currently expected to last from 20th September 2021 until 17th June 2022.

Please contact Jo Ranstead by email if you require any further information:


Please note that due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 we are unable to offer tours of the school prior to the closing date for applications. All candidates selected for final interviews will be offered a tour as part of their visit to the school.

All application forms submitted electronically should be saved and emailed in either Microsoft Word or as PDF files.  Please do not submit application forms saved in Pages files.

Please note that due to school commitments we are unable to offer applicants a tour prior to application, all shortlisted candidates will be offered a full tour of the school on the interview day.

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

Please click here to download our Policy on Safeguarding Children, our Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and our Privacy Notice for the Whole School Community.