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Learning Support Teaching Assistant

Cargilfield , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 21/05/2021 at 11:59 pm

Cargilfield School, 45 Gamekeeper's Road
, Edinburgh, EH4 6HU

John Collins


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Vacancy Description / Summary

A Learning Support Teaching Assistant is required to provide one-to-one classroom support Monday to Friday during term time for a child with dyslexia.

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated individual with a passion for working with children. The candidate would be required to support the child to enable them to access the curriculum and achieve their academic potential. A variety of approaches are taken to teaching and learning within the School and therefore experience of working with children both with and without additional support needs is desirable. A willingness to join in with wider school activities as they arise is critical. Experience of providing bereavement support is desirable but not essential.

Direction will be taken from the Learning Support Department and the subject teachers. The individual will be very much part of a team. Therefore, the ability to build and maintain professional relationships is vital.

You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand professional experience whilst making a significant difference to the child’s learning and development. The key to success will be:
• Your levels of motivation and enthusiasm to maintain those of the child, and maximise their focus and concentration
• The ability to gauge the right balance between supporting and empowering the child to help develop concentration, make progress and develop independent learning.

Start Date: August 2021 or earlier
Hours: Between 12 and 20 hours Monday to Friday during term time
Hourly Rate: Dependent upon experience
Desirable Experience: Working with children in an educational setting
Qualifications: Preferable but not essential – NC, SVQ, HNC, TEFL, PDGE
Other: Job offer will be for one academic year initially and subject to PVG clearance and references.

Please submit a CV and covering letter in the first instance by email to before the closing date of 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

About the School

Cargilfield is an independent prep school for more than 300 boys and girls, aged 3-13 years. The school has a strong family feel and offers a flexible boarding structure including late evening clubs, flexi and weekly boarding. We prepare pupils for senior schools across Edinburgh, Scotland and the UK.