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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,273.00 Annually (Actual)

Early Years Practitioner job summary


Under the instruction and guidance of the Principal or class teacher to provide safe, high quality education and care to children.


Support for Pupils

1. To attend to the educational, personal and social needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s needs and, wherever possible, make these part of the learning experience (this may include toileting, other hygiene needs, help with dressing and/or assisting with feeding if necessary).

2. T o maintain the key-person system and act as a key-person to a small group of children liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met; to keep appropriate records.

3.   To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved and to contribute to the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual development of all the children.

4.  To be aware of, and value, each child’s cultural, racial and linguistic background and to ensure that regardless of age, gender or ability all children have equal access to curriculum provision.

5.   Under agreed school procedures, to give first aid/medicine where necessary; assist with programmes of special care under the direction of the appropriate specialist.

6.   Whilst it will mainly involve supporting children in the Nursery class, support for a named pupil or pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan may be required. This will be at the direction of the Principal, Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator, (SENDCO) or the classroom teacher.

7.    To assist with preparation for school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, in liaison with the Educational Visits Coordinator.

Support for Teachers

1.   In consultation with the class teacher and Nursery team, identify and provide for the needs of individual children within the class and to contribute towards the weekly planning in line with the Early Years Curriculum.

2.  To participate in all systems of pupil observation and assessment related to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

3.  To help to prepare, set up and maintain the learning environment each day.

4.  To efficiently prepare, maintain and use classroom teaching materials and equipment, including organising the use of audio/visual and ICT equipment, bearing in mind the efficient use of school resources (this may include photocopying, arranging displays of work etc).

Support for the School

1.  To work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teacher, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and other members of support staff; working at all times within the school’s policies and procedures.

2.  To assist in the general efficient operation of the school, including providing cover for other support staff across the school where necessary and as directed by the Principal.

3.  To attend staff meetings, participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and development activities.

4.   To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential or sensitive information.

5.  To undertake tasks of a similar nature and level, as directed by the Principal.

Please note, while every effort has been made to explain the duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the line manager/Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

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About Gothic Mede Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
312 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 9

School location

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