Independent School Jobs

Why Work At Akeley

Akeley Wood School is a dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We educate around 900 children and have a progressive approach to teaching and learning.  We look to recruit high calibre staff committed to achieving the highest standards and to actively take part in the school life.

Akeley Wood School Jobs

Candidates should be aware that all positions in the school/company involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the position.All vacancies are also advertised on the Cognita website.  On the Cognita site, you will be able to see vacancies within all our other schools and find out more about working for a Cognita school.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK and/or criminal policy checks for all other countries lived or worked in for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 16 (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

Current Vacancies



1:1 Teaching Assistant

Are you an enthusiastic teaching assistant who can encourage children to achieve more than they imagine possible across a range of subjects? We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic learning department team for 30 hours per week. The role will involve supporting a named pupil with additional needs from September 2018. The main duties of this role is to provide in- class support, pre-teaching as well as delivering bespoke programmes as identified by the Head of Learning Support and/or external agencies. You will work mainly with a named pupil but also with other students within the classroom as required.

The successful candidate will be an intelligent, self-motivated and pro-active individual who keen to make a real difference.

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Job Description One to One TA


Application Form (Teaching and Non Teaching)


Level 3 Nursery Nurse - Junior School & Nursery

We are seeking to appoint a full time Nursery Nurse to work within our nursery setting. Candidates must be level 3 qualified or above, have good communication skills and experience in a nursery setting. An excellent opportunity to join a highly successful team. Interested applicants should contact the School Office on 01908 571231 or email for further details. Electronic applications are welcome to this email address.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 1st June 2018, 5.00pm

Job Description Nursery Nurse


Application Form (Teaching and Non Teaching)