4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    From March 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£18,086 - £19,670

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone to join our successful Learning Support Team, who shares our vision supporting students to develop a full and productive life. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible, and talented Teaching Assistant. Part time applications will be considered.

The appointed applicant will be part of a department that has high standards and achieves excellent results with their students. The Department benefits from a number of highly trained staff that includes experience working in primary schools, significant expertise in reading support and numeracy support and several of our staff hold mental health qualifications. We are part of the first cohort of the Peterborough Virtual School’s Connected Communities Project.

Applications are warmly welcomed; the ideal candidate would have experience working with children and relevant Teaching Assistant qualifications or experience would be an advantage. We will consider all applicants, including those looking ahead to future careers in teaching.

What the school offers its staff

The King’s (The Cathedral) School is a very special place to work, educating children from seven years old through to eighteen. The School has an incredibly strong reputation in the area and is one of a very small number of state Schools that has retained close links to the Cathedral dating all the way back to 1541. The School is heavily oversubscribed, staff retention is very high, and staff will typically choose to send their own children to the school for their education. The School places a real emphasis on students achieving well academically alongside participating in a wide range of sporting, musical and leadership opportunities.

The School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and we ensure our SEN students benefit from these. These include House Music competition, Year 7 and 9 residential trips, Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Gold), School drama performances, trips to France and Germany, sport, and attending activities week programmes. We often have SEN students in senior prefect roles in Year 13.

Further details about the role

Main Responsibilities and Duties

Support for pupils

• Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.

• Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and interact with them according to individual needs.

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in all situations.

• Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.

• Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils.

• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.

• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities

• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

• Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips, and out of school activities as required within the working day and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.

• Undertake planned support and interventions with pupils during and outside of lesson times, within the working day.

Commitment to safeguarding

The King’s (The Cathedral) School fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education
Act 2002 (as amended), the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended) and Education
and Training (Welfare of Children) Act, 2021 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the
welfare of children.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to baker.jm@kings.peterborough.sch.uk

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About The King's (The Cathedral) School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 7 to 18
School size
1242 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 18
Phone number
01733 751541

We are proud of our long-standing history and tradition going back to 1541 and embrace everything the modern world has to offer, as we look towards the future. We value, and strive to encourage, individual academic success, alongside musical, cultural and sporting achievements, within the Christian family ethos, which is central to everything we do. Our aim is to be “A Family Achieving Excellence”.

Arranging a visit to The King's (The Cathedral) School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email baker.jm@kings.peterborough.sch.uk.

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