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Current Vacancies:



Brackenfield School is Harrogate’s only stand-alone prep school for 2-11 year olds. We are a thriving and happy family school of 150 pupils with an enviable reputation.  

Overall Role: To support the school to continue delivering a wonderful education in our 4 Mission Areas, underpinned by our 6 core values. 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Teaching pupils to read through listening to them read aloud and promoting reading skills 
  • Keep up to date with pupils’ targets and ILPP’s (if relevant) and, in liaison with the class teacher, respond to the learning needs of each individual pupil 
  • Prepare classroom for lessons – organise classroom/ lesson resources as required by class teacher 
  • Keep classroom organised and in good order to create an effective and pleasant learning environment 
  • Assist teacher in the management and recording of assessment data as requested 
  • Create displays within the classroom and around school as requested  
  • Assist in all school events and activities such as school productions, Sports Day, Open Days, School Trips, House activity days 
  • Supervise children whilst on duty at playtimes as per the school rota 
  • Teaching Assistants, along with all staff members, are expected to be flexible and respond to the staffing needs of the school, for example, requests for cover of absent staff in other departments. 
  • Be a relentlessly positive member of the team 

Job description 

Application Form 

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Closing date – Friday 24th May 

Interviews – from 4th June  



The Nursery at Brackenfield is a successful and thriving child-led nursery for children aged 2 to 4 years old. Part of the Forfar Education family of schools and nurseries, we offer a lovely setting with highly experienced staff and an excellent reputation.

Due to increased pupil enrolment, we are currently looking to recruit a caring and enthusiastic nursery practitioner to work on a part-time basis within our dedicated and friendly nursery team. We offer a rewarding working environment, encouraging our staff to continue their professional development and have active input in the day to day running of the nursery.

Job description 

Application Form 

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If you are interested, please contact the school on 01423 508558 and ask to speak to Joe Masterson.



Overall Role :

We are looking for a part time Cleaning Operative to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that our school is cleaned to the highest standard, making it a pleasant and safe environment. The main duties will include:

  • Cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping
  • Stocking and supplying designated areas
  • Emptying bins
  • Restroom cleaning
  • Keeping our school looking and feeling clean, tidy and inviting

The ideal candidate will be a reliable and conscientious individual with a keen eye for detail.

Working Hours: Working 25 hours per week Monday – Friday, flexible working patterns will be considered.

Previous Experience: Cleaning – 1 year (preferred)

Brackenfield School is committed to safeguarding children and all candidates will be subject to rigorous safeguarding procedures including pre-employment checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 3rd May 2024 Interview date: To be confirmed.

Job Description

Application Form

Privacy Notice

If you are interested, please contact the school on 01423 508558 and ask to speak to Joe Masterson.


Brackenfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm. A key factor in this is ensuring we have a safe recruitment and selection process. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Barred List Check and Social Media check.

Brackenfield School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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