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Our School was one of the seven famous Cathedral Schools established by Henry VIII in 1541. Now we are a successful co-educational independent day school with around 590 pupils, aged three to eighteen, offering academic excellence, a celebrated range of extra-curricular activities and outstanding pastoral care.

With small classes and inspiring teachers, King's offers a vibrant culture of endeavour and scholarship in the historic setting of Gloucester Cathedral. As a result, our school has a special sense of identity which encourages a moral framework and a powerful feeling of community.

King's aims to stimulate all pupils to the greatest possible academic, creative and extra-curricular achievement by encouraging the exploration of a wide range of cultural, intellectual and sporting activities. We offer a unique approach called 'Keystones' which identifies and develops individual talents and personal qualities.


 Part-time Teaching Assistant/ Playleader (Maternity Cover)

Required as soon as possible

Department: Little King’s/Aftercare and Holiday Club

Line Manager: Head of Little King’s/Aftercare and Holiday Club Manager


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated person to work in our Nursery and Aftercare/Holiday Club to provide Maternity Cover. The successful candidate is required to work within the Nursery and also Aftercare.

Hours of Work

Little King’s (Term time only): 2 or 3 days per week (ideally Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday), 7:30 am – 3pm

Aftercare (Term time only): 2 or 3 days per week (ideally Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday)), 3:15 pm – 6pm

Holiday Club (School holidays only): 18 hours per week


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates should apply by completing the application form and a letter of application.  A CV is not required. Applications should be addressed to:

The Headmaster, The King’s School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG. 

Closing date is Friday 5th October at 12 noon, with interviews taking place on Thursday 11th October.



The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). Interviews will be conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.