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Early Years Teaching Assistant – Part-time

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Pay: KR3

Read all the information about this opportunity carefully, then use the application button below to send your CV and application.

Start Date: September

Fixed Term Contract starting 1st September 2021 to August 31st 2022 when the role will be reviewed.

Term Time Only – 38 weeks per year x 32.5 hours per week

Salary: KR3 – £18,425 per annum (this is the full time equivalent, actual will be pro rota to above weeks/hrs)

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate and preferably has experience in Early Years. Our Early Years setting has a vibrant maintained nursery and a successful reception year group with an EYFS lead teacher. If you have high expectations of themselves and others and works well within a team we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate may work with children with additional needs including children who have a physical disability and/or medical needs and are happy to support personal care needs.

Applications are invited from individuals who have

  • relevant and recent experience of working as a TA in a school, preferably in EYs
  • outstanding attendance and punctuality
  • at least NVQ3, or equivalent, in childcare (or similar)
  • GCSE maths and English at grace C+ or equivalent
  • good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • ability and confidence to work with a range of children and confidently manage behaviour
  • ability to work with children with additional needs including children who have a physical disability and/or medical needs and are happy to support personal care needs
  • an ability to communicate, take on board advice, use your initiative and meet deadlines
  • a great sense of humour!

We welcome interested candidates to book a tour of the school and come in for an informal chat. Please phone Michelle Woods, SENDCo, on 01892 520114.

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday, 30th June and interviews will take place w/c 5th July. We reserve the right to interview and appoint early.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application.

Information about the school

Bishops Down Primary and Nursery School is an inclusive, non-denominational school working in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Collaborative Trust. The school was built in 1967 and is situated on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells in a leafy and pleasant residential area.

The school site is beautiful, elevated and fringed with green playing fields and woods. A fragrant quiet garden, pond and wooden structures in the grounds offer opportunities for happy playtimes.

We have just under 260 pupils in the primary and nursery classes. We also have a designation for children with physical disabilities and complex medical needs who are all included in mainstream.

We run Wrap Around Care at the beginning of the day and after school for our school and nursery children and during the holidays we run a Holiday Play Scheme for all children in the community.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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