Highfields is a wonderful and supportive environment to work in. We champion team players who love to immerse themselves in school life. We pride ourselves in employing the best of the best and supporting their career progression.

Current Vacancies



Vacancy for One to One Teaching Assistant

Highfields School is a small, co-educational, non-selective independent preparatory school and day nursery.  We cater for children aged 2-11 years.  Situated a short walk from Newark town centre, the school sits within 14 acres of natural parkland, offering a wonderful working and learning environment.

We are recruiting for a One to One Teaching Assistant to support a pupil in our reception class with a diagnosis of autism. The role requires the successful candidate to work 17.5 hours a week across 3 days (Wednesday PM & Thursday, Friday) The role will be reviewed annually in line with the pupils funding for classroom support. We require the successful candidate to begin after the summer break in September 2024.

The role will involve:

  • Working closely with the class teacher to support the pupil to access all the learning and extracurricular activities at Highfields
  • Provide an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher
  • Work in collaboration with the teacher and other colleagues to increase the pupil’s achievements; supporting strengths and nurturing challenges that are related to the child’s autism diagnosis
  • Being able to use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Communicating effectively with the pupil’s family to provide an easy transition from home to school life on a daily basis

The successful candidate will –

  • Have experienced in working on a one to one basis with children who have additional needs
  • Have a good understanding of autism
  • Be committed to a bespoke approach to teaching and learning
  • Be able to work closely with the child’s form teacher
  • Work in a professional manner to communicate with parents and liaise closely with the staff member who will be supporting the pupil the other half of the week
  • Be a great team player who can effectively manage their own time and respond flexibly

The position attracts a salary of £17,094 (full time equivalent)

Download our application form HERE and return to office@highfieldsschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 7th August 2024
Interviews:  w/c 12th August 2024


Highfields School is committed to safeguarding its staff and pupils and all appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS check and on receipt of satisfactory references.

We are committed to promoting equality and follow Safer Recruitment protocols



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