Graduates and Trainees

Residential Gap Student – Music and Sport

West Sussex

Job Title: Residential Gap Student (Fixed Term)

Location: West Sussex

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Fixed Term (01/09/2020 to 09/07/2021)

Closing date: Noon on 24th April 2020

The School is a co-educational independent preparatory school for children aged 2½ – 13 years, in a caring Christian family atmosphere.

They are now looking for a Residential Gap Student with an interest in Science, Sport and Art.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To assist with general duties in the school
  • To communicate positively with parents and colleagues
  • To be a proactive and committed member of the School
  • To take responsibility for other tasks in and around the school

Key Responsibilities:

Prep School Duties

  • Classroom support
  • Break time supervision duty
  • Assisting with school events or trips (including residential trips away from school)
  • Assisting with after school events including parents’ evenings and plays where necessary
  • Assisting in sports, including fixtures against other schools
  • Fully support the extra-curricular life of the School, which is likely to involve leading sports teams, leadership activities and clubs

Administrative Support

  • Assisting with general office duties e.g. assisting with mail outs, filing, photocopying, shredding etc.
  • Assisting with morning and afternoon Registration

Other Duties

  • Participate in the general day to day activities of the school as a whole and undertake a share of the staff duties. All staff are expected to attend, Open Days and Training days as required by the Headmaster
  • Assist in various sections of the school as guided by gap Coordinator
  • Be available for some weekend and evening commitments
  • Eat all meals with the children as available
  • Reflect the school’s ethos when dealing with parents, children and the local community
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment and flexibility, contributing to the wider curriculum through games and activities and the life of the community as appropriate
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children in the School

Standards and Quality Assurance:

  • A suitable person to work with children under the terms of the Children Act and other relevant legislation
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school, and contribute to and support the spiritual side of school life
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Uphold the School’s behaviour code and uniform rules
  • Participate in INSET and undertake appropriate further training as part of the professional development programme
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • At least three days before term starts should be kept available for preparation and Inset sessions

To be successful in the role you will have/be:

  • A good standard of education to include Maths and English to GCSE grade C or above
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Flexible
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Able to deal sensitively with people
  • Positive, enthusiastic and motivated approach
  • Appropriate attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Empathy with the spiritual life of the School

The Company Offers:

  • Accommodation
  • School meals during term times (Free)


  • The appointment is for a fixed term from 01/09/2020 to 09/07/2021
  • The first term of the appointment will be probationary and subject to one week’s notice in writing on either side

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