Teaching Assistant (full-time) Required from September 2021

As an all-girls school nestled in the heart of Exeter, The Maynard has an enviable record of incredible results matched with a truly warm and friendly spirit. We provide a happy, secure and lively environment where every child’s individuality and unique talents can shine through.

About the role

The Maynard Junior School and Pre-Preparatory Department offers a unique opportunity to join one of the top schools in the country and are seeking a full-time teaching assistant to join our excellent team.  Applicants must be confident working with pupils aged 4 to 11 years but the main focus of the role will be with Year 1 and Year 2 class. The school provides excellent opportunities for professional development.

Why join our Pre-Prep Department?

We have an incredibly warm and dynamic staff with a huge passion for teaching. The Pre-Prep department is only in its fourth year and currently consists of five members of staff who believe in working collaboratively to ensure the very best outcomes for our students.

At these very early days of school life, we believe that instilling a love of learning is every bit as important as the subjects we teach! We aim to set up a ‘home from home’ where students can flourish. Every family and every child is a unique package, and with our small class sizes, exceptional resources and experienced teachers, we are confident that we provide the best offer available.

As an all-girls school our pupils can play in a carefree manner without being pushed to the corners of the playground by a game of football or cricket. Girls learn differently and in the classroom, they are free to express themselves and be heard. Here at The Maynard, we pride ourselves on the fact that girls can take the lead and be as strong and independent in their play as they are in their learning.

Being confident and happy is essential to our girls’ ability to learn and our vision for the Pre-Prep is driven by our desire to share in the unique learning journey of each individual who comes into our classrooms.

In the Pre-Prep we provide our pupils with a varied and interesting learning environment, and offer a carefully balanced curriculum. There are specialist areas to enable creative learning and an outside classroom giving plenty of scope for all-weather outside learning and play. We have specialist teaching for PE, Swimming, Music and French. All of our Pre-Pre-pupils take part in weekly Forest School sessions in the summer term.

Alongside the bespoke care and attention, we give to our girls is the excellent communication we have with parents. Staff are available for a chat before and after school in person, via appointment or by phone or email. We also have regular parent meetings and curriculum evenings. In addition, we use the Tapestry Online Learning Journey for our Reception class which allows us to keep a record of every pupil at key points in her learning.

At the Maynard, we follow the Thrive approach to help our pupils develop into healthy, happy, confident children. Thrive has been developed to help us better understand children’s behaviour and what it signals about their emotional development. It is aimed at developing children who are ready for and open to learning.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a top independent girls’ day school with a long tradition of academic excellence and a commitment to developing each learner to their full potential.

The Maynard has its own Salary Scale.

How to apply?

Please complete an application form and send along with a covering letter and cv to the HR Advisor: [email protected].  Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our school website www.maynard.co.uk  or Telephone: 01392 273417

Closing date for receipt of applications: Noon on Friday 30th April 2021

Interviews will be held on: Friday 7th May 2021

The Maynard is committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening is applied to all posts.

The Maynard School, Denmark Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 1SJ

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Digital Marketing and Alumnae Administrator

The Maynard School is seeking to appoint a creative and dynamic Digital Marketing & Alumnae Assistant to join us in May 2021. The successful applicant will report to the Marketing & Communications Manager and be expected to work within a dynamic and exceptionally busy Marketing and Admissions Department.

This is a varied role and would suit experienced candidates, or those looking to take their next step up in developing their marketing career.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of executing successful advertising and social media campaigns as well as event management experience. This position will also assist in the production of communication material, maintaining the high profile of the School across various media and with particular emphasis on social media.

Equally, the successful applicant will provide the main point of contact for our alumnae, devising activities to reinforce our links with them, organising reunions and maintaining excellent relationships through news updates, including the production of the annual Old Maynardian magazine.

This role will also involve arranging the monthly careers club speakers, utilising a mix of alumnae and business contacts across a broad spectrum of professions.

We are looking for someone with the following knowledge:
– Awareness of a school’s modus operandi.
– Working knowledge of using online content management programmes
– Proficient use of standard office software
– Use of WordPress
– Use of InDesign and Photoshop

And the following skills:
– Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with fluency in English
– Event management experience
– Experience of successful social media marketing
– Website content management experience
– Creative flair and strong interpersonal skills
– Experience of working with creative agencies, printers and other suppliers
– Proven track record of leading and executing successful campaigns and marketing initiatives
– Organised and able to keep on top of many details and prioritise effectively
– Creative with excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills, with the ability to produce well formatted content

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, fun and creative team in an environment where every staff member and student is known and valued, then please do apply!

To apply please complete the school application form and send along with a covering letter and cv to our HR Advisor [email protected] .   For more information and to download the application form please go to www.maynard.co.uk

The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary commensurate with experience. This role is term time only plus 5 weeks to work in the school holidays and 7 events across the year.  Dependent on the school dates may mean that extra days need to be worked.  The role comes with benefits including a pension, an exceptional working environment, generous school fee discount for children and complimentary use of the School’s health and fitness suite.

The Maynard School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2021

Interview Date: 28 April 2021

Start Date: ASAP

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