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Graduate Assistant


Packwood Haugh is a leading day and boarding prep school for children aged 4 – 13 years. Children leave Packwood at the end of Year 8 and go onto many of the leading public schools across the UK.

The Role

This role is designed to suit a newly qualified or recent graduate who is considering a career in teaching or perhaps further education in due course. It will provide broad, hands-on experience of working in a school.
It is a residential post for one academic year commencing in September 2017.

Specific Responsibilities

Will be a mix of the below, subject to the particular strengths of the individual recruited:

Working with Boarders:
– Supervision of activities in dorms
– Evening duties in boarding house
– Junior boarders’ activities

Working in the Classroom:
– Classroom assisting
– Small group teaching
– Music/Art/DT support

Coaching Games
Office Duties
Running Clubs/Activities
Attending INSET training

The Line manager for this person is a Deputy Head who will provide guidance and training.

Application Process

Applicants who wish to know more about the role should contact the Headmaster’s Secretary, Caroline Dougan, at Packwood Haugh School, Ruyton XI Towns, Shrewsbury SY4 1HX by post, email secretary@packwood.salop.sch.uk or telephone 01939 260217.
If applying for the position, applicants should complete an application form and write a brief covering letter outlining why they are applying and why they think they would be a suitable candidate and return this to Mrs Dougan.
The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Application Form

Clive Smith-Langridge

December 2016