We are a small and friendly, mixed, non-selective independent school for children aged between 4 and 18 years. We excel in providing a supportive, family type environment and many of our teachers choose to educate their children here at Magdalen Court.

Our whole ethos is tailored to develop our children's confidence and as part of this we run an extensive outward bounds programme. We have small class sizes that allow a teacher to fully support each pupil and look for teachers skilled in differentiating tasks. Some of your class will be ahead of their peer group, whilst others have learning difficulties such as dyslexia. It is important that you have great communication skills as we work closely within our team and with parents. The school's friendly and relaxed atmosphere is maintained by our fantastic team of staff and we welcome teachers with a good sense of humour who are happy to contribute where they can to our wide range of extra-curricular events.

In return we offer a caring, school community, where staff are valued and substantial bursaries are given to members of staff for their children to attend and benefit from our small class sizes and attention to the individual. 

Current Vacancies...

Teaching Assistant

We're currently looking for an additional Teaching Assistant to join our team. You should have experience in this role and good communication skills. In particular we are looking for someone who is caring and empathetic, with oodles of patience and a great sense of fun. Experience of working with children who have additional needs is essential, as is being a good team player. SEND training would be an advantage. 

This fantastic specialist school uses a range of innovative teaching methods to help their students make the most of their educational experience. It's a small well-resourced school with a fantastic atmosphere, where all the staff are passionate and driven to help the children feel happy as they make progress. No two days are the same and you will often be out and about. Situated in central Exeter and with excellent links to public transport the school is easily accessible. 


Duties will include:

  • Working with individual children and small groups aged 5 to 19 with a variety of learning needs
  • providing support to teaching staff in the academic development and pastoral care of individual or groups of children, including SEND pupils, from Reception to Year 11
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with both children and adults
  • Strong problem solving skills - we often have to find different ways of making things work for individual children
  • Effective team-working
  • Resilience and flexibility to manage diverse and sometimes conflicting demands on your time


Job Type: Full time – 8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday Term Time only (12 Months Fixed Term)

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Salary: TBC depending on skills and experience.

To apply or find out more please send your CV with covering letter to