EARLY YEARS ASSISTANT
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FTC until 31st December 2018
Band 6 – 18.5 hours per week (Term Time only 190 days)
The Governing Body of Stranton Primary School are looking to employ a highly motivated enthusiastic and imaginative Early Years Assistant to support the learning of pupils in the Early Years setting. The position will join our existing staff team who strive to achieve the very best for each and every one of our children.
Candidates will have relevant experience of working as a classroom or teaching assistant within a primary school environment.
Candidates should be suitably qualified holding NVQ Level 3 in Teaching Assistant in Childhood Education, Nursery Nurse studies, (or equivalent) and be able to meet the criteria detailed on the person specification.
Informal visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Appointments can be made by contacting the school office.
Stranton Primary School was designated as ‘Outstanding’ in our latest OFSTED report (July 2012).
Stranton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Safer Recruitment measures, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.
Application forms are available from, and returnable to, Miss Gill Lawson, HR Manager email@example.com.
Closing Date: Monday 18th December 2017 (12 noon)
Short listing: Monday 18th December 2017 (PM)
Interviews: Thursday 21st December 2017
Teaching Assistant – Early Years
The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest Single Status Agreement. It may be modified by the Headteacher, with your agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job.
Working under the direct supervision and guidance of a teacher:
- Assisting in the preparation of work and other activities for pupils in accordance with objectives set by teaching staff.
- To ensure that a caring and stimulating environment is provided for children that takes into account individual development needs and enables children to reach their full potential.
- To prepare planned learning activities and teaching programmes as defined by the teacher adjusting activities within set parameters according to the pupils responses
- Working with individual pupils and/or groups of pupils on targets and assisting pupils to meet learning objectives.
- To observe and provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of a teacher
- Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher including preparation of snacks, domestic jobs and cleaning
- Keep up to date with legislation, guidelines and policies to ensure the requirements of Early Years Foundation Stage are met
- Support pupils in emotional and social well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
- Within defined parameters and guidelines, share information concerning pupils with staff, parents/carers/guardians, internal and external agencies as appropriate.
- Support independent learning and the inclusion of all pupils
- Ensure all nursery procedures are followed correctly eg, safeguarding, recording of accidents and the collection of children from the Nursery
- Support pupils using IT in their learning activities and develop pupils’ competence, confidence and independence in its use.
- Assist in the creation of individual development plans as required by teaching staff
- Select, prepare and clear up materials used in the learning environment ensuring that they are available for use as directed by the teacher, including photocopying, filing and the presentation and display of the pupils work
- Support pupils in their social, emotional and personal development
- Promote high standards of behaviour, employ effective de-escalation strategies and where necessary, exercise appropriate physical intervention
- Record basic pupil data
- Support children’s learning through play and activities
- Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
- Assist with washing and changing of pupils where necessary
- Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
- Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene as required while encouraging independence, where required
- Work with individual pupils with special educational needs
- Work with pupils for whom English is not their first language
- Monitor and manage stock and supplies for the classroom
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
This job description is current at the date shown, but in consultation, may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect the changing needs of the school which are commensurate with the salary and job title.
Teaching Assistant – Early Years
- Good level of education including GCSE in English and Maths Grade C or above (A,I,R)
- NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification in Childhood Education, Nursery Nurse studies or equivalent (A,I,R)
- Current and relevant experience of working in a classroom setting in an early years environment (A, I, R)
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing (A, I, R)
- Be motivated to undertake all tasks to the best of their ability (I, R)
- Solve problems and work on own initiative when required (A, I, R)
- Have the ability to work as part of a team (A, I, R)
- Excellent time management and organisational skills (A, I, R)
- Ability to communicate with a range of people including parents and children (A,I,R)
- Adhere and work to deadlines set, alongside the ability to multi-task when under pressure(A, I, R)
- Be confident in the use of IT systems such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook (A, I, R)
- Possess First Aid qualification or be willing to undertake the necessary training (A, R)
- A team player who is willing to help others (I, R)
- Ability to relate to young people (I, R)
Please be aware that the above criteria are not exhaustive and applicants should be prepared to expand upon their attributes during the application and interview process as well as evidenced through references.
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