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Salary: Depends on qualification and experience

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Apply by: 4 December 2023

St Joseph’s College is an independent school with Christian values that gives everyone the space to thrive and has a community of people with all faiths and none. Being part of the St Joseph’s community is a once in-a-lifetime experience. We provide a stable foundation for the children and students and we take happiness very seriously, in every part of our community.

At St Jo’s we support the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional growth of every pupil. We firmly believe that children who thrive are the happiest of all and this creates an environment that is inspirational for staff as well as students.

An energetic and forward-thinking College, St Jo’s is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-19 years. The EAL Teaching Assistant will work under the direction of the Boarding Student Academic Co-ordinator, and will ensure that pupils, for whom English is an Additional Language, are appropriately supported in their mainstream content classes as well as in targeted EAL classes. You will attend a number of mainstream classes with pupils, acting as a liaison between those classes and the EAL department. Additionally, the postholder will work with pupils one-on-one or in small groups in an EAL classroom to offer interventions, revision sessions and support targeted skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing alongside grammar skills. You will also be given administrative tasks to carry out when not with a class and may be assigned to assist EAL pupils with co-curricular activities.

The successful candidate will help to facilitate pupils’ access to a broad and balanced curriculum and assist class teachers in providing a stimulating educational environment in which pupils can achieve their potential.  

There will be an option of residential role alongside this teaching assistant role.

Further details and an application form can be found at or by contacting the HR Officer by email ( or telephone (01473) 690281.

The closing date for applications is Noon on Monday 4 December. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant.

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Source: EAL Teaching Assistant, Suffolk – Tes Jobs