This job expired on 6 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Grade 4. Actual Annual salary in the region of £ 15,713 - £15,976 (30 hours per week, TTO)

Early Years Practitioner job summary

Shrivenham C of E Primary School (which is part of Faringdon Learning Trust) is a growing and successful school with happy, well-motivated and hardworking children and staff. We have recently moved into our brand-new purpose built school and from September 2024, we are expanding to include a 2-4yr old Pre-School provision and our Reception intake will increase to 45 children per year.

At Shrivenham, we believe the early years of a child’s life are a vitally important period of their education and development. If active minds are nurtured in a safe and structured way, through a high-quality early years experience, children will be better prepared for the next stage of their education and ultimately, their later life.

We are seeking a full time or part-time Early Years Practitioner to work across our Early Years including our newly established pre-school that is opening in September 2024. Ideally, the successful applicant(s) will have experience of working with, and caring for, young children aged 2-5.

We require an enthusiastic Early Years Practitioner to join our team.

We are looking for someone with:

Essential –

  • the ability to work as part of the early years team, working with other staff to provide safe, high-quality education and care for our youngest children.
  • previous experience in an early years setting

Desirable -

  • Relevant Level 2 or 3 Qualification in Early Years Education/Childcare or higher
  • Has good knowledge/experience of Early Years
  • Paediatric First Aid trained

Someone who….

  • knows how to play – you will be an active role model of great play to ensure the children have the most exciting day possible!
  • is keen to learn and keep developing
  • is creative and loves coming up with new ideas to inspire learning
  • is pro-active; shows initiative and is ‘solution-focused’
  • works well within a team
  • has a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • has a passion for working within Early Years

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To work as a member of the early years team to ensure that all children (from two to five) attending the early years receive high quality care, are kept safe and are engaged in rich, stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs, and which support all aspects and components of the EYFS curriculum.
  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum; to help set up for the daily programme of activities and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • Where needed to be a key worker to a small group of children; liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met; to raise any concerns e.g. about children, parents or the safety of the equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary and to teach children effectively, through offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation.
  • To attend in-service training courses and meetings as required.
  • To ensure complete confidentiality of any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed or required

How to apply:

Step 1- In the first instance we would encourage potential applicants to contact the school office to book a visit to the early years and to meet informally with the Head of School and/or our Early Years Lead.

Step 2 - Complete the online application

For more information please phone 01793 782403 or email office@shr.faringdonlearningtrust.org

Closing date: We reserve the right to appoint upon finding the right person

Additional information

  • DBS checks will be made - Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have, and any orders which have been made against them.
  • Probationary period applies.
  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory references including last place of work (with children).

Shrivenham CE Primary School and Faringdon Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

Faringdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.”

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.

This job post has expired.

About Shrivenham Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
201 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Primary School

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Swindon and Wiltshire and Swindon