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Teaching Assistant (fixed term)

25 hours per week (term time only)

Required as soon as possible - fixed term to July 2022 in the first instance.

Bucks Pay Range 1 pro rata (actual salary from £9,592 pa; £17,190 pa FTE)

We are looking to appoint a hardworking and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our SEND Team on a fixed-term appointment to July 2022 in the first instance. The successful candidate will be someone who can work calmly and professionally with young people to support them with their learning needs, and is confident working in a classroom setting with secondary school age students.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Anne-Marie Hibbert (SENDCO) via email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is Sunday 31 October 2021, with interviews the following week.  Previous applicants need not apply. 

Candidate Information Booklet  Job Description

Teacher of English


Required from January 2022

The Cottesloe School is seeking a dynamic full-time Teacher of English with a desire to help drive and develop a flourishing department with ideas that enthuse, engage and enhance student learning.

You will need to demonstrate a vision of how the learning of English could look in the future. We look forward to welcoming applications to join our friendly and supportive school. 

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced teacher looking to move or return to teaching in a supportive school.

Please contact Jo Webber (Head of English) for further information:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 20 October 2021, with interviews shortly after.

Candidate Information Booklet     Job Description

Cover Supervisor

30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Required as soon as possible

Bucks Pay Range 2 pro rata (actual salary from £13,641 pa; £19,856 pa FTE)

We are looking to appoint a friendly Cover Supervisor to join our busy team. The successful candidate will primarily supervise lessons in the absence of teaching staff and maintain a high standard of learning and classroom management.  Experience of working calmly and professionally with secondary school age young people and confidence working in a classroom setting is essential.  There is the possibility of overtime to run Homework Clubs after school.

We can offer you school-friendly working (term time plus 5 Inset days) and a wide range of benefits as a Bucks Council employee.  Please contact Mr Simon Smith (Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning) if you would like to discuss this role further:

We will consider applications upon receipt, and early application is advised.

Candidate Information Booklet    Job Description

Casual Exam Invigilator

Required from January 2022

Bucks Pay Range 1 pro-rata (£10.92 per hour)

Applications are invited for Casual Exam Invigilators to join our busy team for the forthcoming exam season.  We are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic individuals who can work calmly and professionally with secondary school-age young people.  Hours of work generally start at 8:30 am, afternoon 12:30 pm.  Main availability is required during May and June.  Other opportunities are available throughout the academic year with mock exams.  Please contact Mrs Tracey Cherry (Exams Officer) if you would like to discuss this role further: Examinations Officer

We will review applications upon receipt and early application is advised.

Candidate Information Booklet     Job Description

For all vacancies, please download the appropriate application form:

Teaching Staff Application Form
Support Staff Application Form

Completed applications should be emailed to

Due to time constraints, we are unable to write to all unsuccessful applicants and we are only able to provide feedback to applicants who reach the interview stage. If you have not received a response within a week of the deadline you should assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application and we would like to thank you for your time and interest in The Cottesloe School.

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, and satisfactory teacher status, health, reference and qualification checks. No agencies, please.

All staff, volunteers and governors are expected to share this commitment, to follow the school's safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children at all times both in school and in their personal lives.

The school’s policy is to renew DBS checks for all staff, volunteers and governors every five years and they have a duty to inform the Headteacher of any change in their DBS status and to make the Headteacher aware of any incidents that may impact their ability to work with children and young people.


Train to Teach with us!
Alumni Teacher Training Opportunities

The Cottesloe School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession.The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the 'golden thread' of training and support for teachers at all stages of their career.

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2022-23: Art; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part time routes are also available.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.  

You may qualify for a generous bursary to train!

To find out more, follow Astra on Twitter @astra_hub, visit the website, email at or contact our school directly.