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  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£10.79 Hourly Level 2A, point 3 / £10.79 per hour

Early Years Practitioner - 32 hours job summary


If you have the biggest smile, one that engages and makes every child feel comfortable in your company. If throughout the day you are happy to take on varied roles such as being a dinosaur, a builder, a performer, a story teller, a musician, and much much more! If you have the ability to sing (not necessarily in tune) but, in front of a crowd of tiny humans! 

And finally, if you are prepared to engage in lots of fun activities and get messy, you may be the person we are looking for.

Have you got the skills needed to inspire and enrich a young person’s life, creating foundations that will guide them through their lives? Use this opportunity to show how passionate you are about childcare and demonstrate this in a positive and welcoming environment.

We have 3 early years’ settings at the Academy.  All providing a wealth of activities and experiences throughout the day both indoors and out. 

Our Early Years Team provides a safe, caring, inclusive, active learning environment for our pupils.  

We are looking to recruit a Level qualified Early Years Practitioners who

  • Can provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for foundation stage pupils

  • Have a working knowledge of the EYFS and Ofsted requirements for the specified age range.

  • Are able, with minimal support, to effectively communicate with parents and members of the community, plus establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, school staff and other stakeholders across our entire age range.

  • Are committed to high standards

  • Understand the importance of play.

  • Are prepared to work inside and outside in all weather conditions.

  • Have a good understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and the principles of inclusion

  • Can develop, lead and work as part of a dynamic and committed team.

  • Has or is willing to undertake paediatric first aid training.

Hours-32 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year (Term Time plus INSET days)

Salary   - Level 2A, point 3 / £10.79 per hour (depending on the experience and/or qualification of the successful candidate).

Closing Date- Sunday 1st October, 2023

To apply, simply visit www.biggleswadeacademy.org/jobs, email vacancies@biggleswadeacademy.org or call 01767 660 515.

Biggleswade Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service). In line with Keeping Children safe in Education 2022, online searches will be undertaken for all prospective shortlisted candidates. 

We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Biggleswade Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
1198 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 13

We wholly believe in the tangible benefits of an age 2-13 structure, minimising the need to change schools, and the family environment that a through school engenders. The through model can work to outstanding effect, particularly with regard to pastoral care, student welfare and the quality of relationships between each member of the school community. Our skills and experience in these areas are crucial and, alongside our innovative approaches and the wide-ranging opportunities we provide for our pupils, help create our unique ethos.

Our aim is to inspire all children with a love of learning and to create special and happy memories of their time with us. Children learn best when they feel safe to take on challenges, are interested and feel valued. Learning is celebrated and openly admired.

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