Teaching Assistant Level 2 Preschool (2 Year old Provision)

Required for September 2022
Contract Type: Fixed term contract (1 year in the first instance)
Working Pattern: 35 hours Term Time Only
Salary: Point 6, £20,043 FTE. Actual Salary: £15,890

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Archibald Primary School is seeking to appoint a pro-active, enthusiastic, energetic and skilled Teaching Assistant to join our Pre-School team as part of our Early Years Foundation Stage provision.

We are seeking to appoint a talented Teaching Assistant who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our youngest children and has the vision and drive to make a significant impact in our vibrant Pre-School setting.

Applications are invited from candidates who:

  • Are able to demonstrate that they have the vision, values and tenacity to join our EYFS team
  • Have excellent standards of literacy, numeracy and spoken English
  • Can demonstrate excellent behaviour management and communication skills to support pupils with different needs and abilities, enabling them to overcome initial barriers to learning
  • Are able to implement agreed work programmes (including phonics and early interventions) with individuals and groups of pupils.
  • Deliver learning activities to groups and individuals, and monitor pupils - assessing, recording and reporting on pupils achievement, progress and development
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage fully in activities
  • Put children's safety and wellbeing first
  • Demonstrate a highly motivated attitude with a commitment to securing the best outcomes for all children
We are looking for people who have experience of working within Early Years, are interested in their own development and learning and have good organisational and communication skills. A L2 qualification as a teaching assistant (or equivalent) is essential.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to join a successful school which has a strong inclusive ethos and an inherent drive for quality. Archibald Primary Pre-School, as part of the larger EYFS team, is dedicated to delivering outstanding inclusive practice through a positive culture of experiential learning and growth, where parents and professionals work together to support the holistic development of the child.

We have a strong team and thrive on working together to improve access to education and outcomes for our children.

The successful candidate will enjoy working at our innovative and exciting school alongside our outstanding staff. The position would be suitable for an experienced teaching assistant or a recently qualified practitioner starting out on their career path.

If you would like to join our friendly, caring team at Archibald, please contact the school office in person or by telephone (01642 804 101) for an application pack.
Application Packs are also available on our school website (www.archibaldpri.org.uk).

Visits to the School are welcome at the following times:-
Wednesday 29th June at 3.30pm
Thursday 30th June at 3.30pm
Friday 1st July at 2pm
Please contact the school in advance to make an appointment to look around.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you have any questions please contact the senior administrator, Charlotte Postgate by email: c.postgate@archibaldschool.org.uk

Completed application forms and supporting statements should be returned to the Headteacher Mrs A Jefferies at the school address or can be emailed to the senior school administrator (c.postgate@archibaldschool.org.uk).

Archibald Primary School
Ayresome Green Lane
Tel. 01642 804101

Closing date: Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Wednesday 6th July 2022
Interviews: Friday 15th July 2022