6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    18 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Key stage
Early years
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time, term time
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£19938 - £20325 - paid pro rata
Actual salary
Actual starting salary £15966.78

Job summary

Part Time Position (34.75 hours per week) Term Time plus 5 INSET days
Working Pattern - Monday and Friday 08.15 – 15.30, Tuesday – Thursday 08.30 – 15.30
(plus 1.75 hours per week to be worked flexibly)
Permanent Position
Pay Spine H3 Point 5: £19,312 + £626 fringe allowance
Actual Salary including fringe - £15,966.78 per annum
Required from February 2022

We are seeking an Early Years Learning Support Practitioner to work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing specialist Early Years Support.

We would like you to have:
• A natural aptitude to work with children
• NVQ level 2 in numeracy & literacy (or equivalent e.g. able to demonstrate that they meet the age-related expectations for a Year 6 pupil in English and maths as a minimum requirement).
• An additional relevant Early Years Practitioner qualification (EYP Qualification)
• Intermediate knowledge of ICT and confident to deliver teaching and learning using ICT
• Understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education and their responsibilities for Safeguarding
• Understanding of Health and Safety in relation to young children and their learning environment
• Secure knowledge of First Aid and willingness to undertake Paediatric First Aid training (provided by the school).
• Understanding of the School’s ethos and values
• Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice
• Understanding of school policies and willing and able to work within these
• Effective communicator (both written and verbal)
• Able to work as part of a Team
• Has a solution-focused approach to problem solving (a ‘Can do attitude’)
• Active Listener
• Motivated to learn new strategies to support learners
• Flexible
• Reliable
• Reflective

We can offer:
• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application: 
• Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.
• To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.
• The vacancy closes on Monday, 6th December at 9am however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.
• Interview date: Thursday, 9th December
• If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager on 07917 035962 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 

Web: www.dehavilland.herts.sch.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk
School Address: Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 8TQ

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW Tel: Dawn Gamble 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete the My New Term application form available at the link below

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
438 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
07917 035962

About De Havilland Primary School

Thank you for your interest in De Havilland Primary School.

De Havilland Primary School is a rapidly improving school so you will be joining the school at a very exciting time in its development.

Our vision is that De Havilland will become a primary school of excellence, where every child is both challenged and supported to achieve their potential. We believe every child should be inspired by a rich and varied curriculum which focuses on establishing the highest standard of core skills, whilst developing independent and flexible learners.
We are a well - resourced two-form entry primary school situated in the heart of Hatfield with excellent transport links into / from London, we are also close to the M25. You can visit our school website on www.dehavilland.herts.sch.uk for further information about the school.

The school serves a socially, culturally and ethnically diverse community. We have high expectations for our pupils and want to ensure that we provide the best possible education so that our pupils achieve academically and have the best possible start to their secondary school education.

The governors and myself are committed to the well-being and continuing professional development of all members of staff. We are part of the Danes Educational Trust who have a track record of excellent pupil attainment and achievement and we are able to offer exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and School.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within school to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence, and are able to enable pupils to make excellent progress. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust
The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.

The Trust’s core values are:
• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Mrs Sarah King

Arranging a visit to De Havilland Primary School

Please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) to arrange a visit to the school -

School location

Travellers Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8TQ

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