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  • Start date details

    ASAP after appointment

  • Closing date

    28 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £29,269.00 Annually (FTE) Depending on qualifications, skills and experience

Early Years Teaching Assistant job summary

We have a vacancy at Castle Mead School in Trowbridge for an Early Years Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will join a friendly team whose vision for children’s individual needs is at the heart of school life – every child matters. T he Nursery at Castle Mead School cares for 2 – 4 year olds, and accepts Universal and Extended funding. There is also the provision of breakfast and after school clubs.

Our Early Years practitioners are highly professional, experienced, and committed. The successful candidate will be a key part of this close-knit team and contribute to the life of the whole school. The role will involve:

       Working with groups of individuals within all curricular areas under the direction of the Senior Early Years Teaching Assistant, to develop the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills of the children

       Assisting with learning activities to develop children’s knowledge through support and encouragement

       Providing opportunities for children to work towards the Learning Outcomes

       Preparing activities, ensuring that appropriate materials/equipment are available, and assisting in clearing away afterwards

       Supporting the preparation and adaptation of teaching aids, games, and worksheets as directed

       Meeting pupils’ pastoral needs for praise, comfort, encouragement, reassurance and care

       Taking responsibility for the welfare and hygiene of pupils, including changing and cleaning as necessary

You might have just finished a qualification in childcare or Teaching and Learning, or worked as a childminder, or are looking for a complete career change. Our staff come from a huge variety of backgrounds, and we embrace and actively welcome people from all walks of life. We understand and embrace the vast knowledge and skills that come from a range of sectors. No matter your background, you will need to be:

       Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way

       Experienced in working with pre-school children

       Able to support all children with their learning and development

       Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative

You will need to have the following skills to be really effective in this role:

       Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning (essential)

       Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning (desirable)

       Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training

       The ability to communicate well with children and adults alike

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

       An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools

       A highly organised and very supportive team

       High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free

       A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff

       Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it

       Generous employer contributions to the Local Authority Pension Scheme

Visits to the school and Nursery are warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange this, please call the school office on 01225 768641.

Castle Mead School is part of The Mead Trust, which is made up of three primary schools in Wiltshire: The Mead School and Castle Mead School in Trowbridge and River Mead School in Melksham. We are proud that each of our three schools are graded as Good by Ofsted. The schools are individual learning communities, and their differences are valued. We strive to develop and protect their character within a supportive and collaborative environment so that each school, teacher and pupil can learn from each other.

Hours: 8.45am – 4.15pm Monday to Friday, term time only (plus 5 INSET Days a year and some additional holiday working to a maximum of 5 days). There is the possibility of some additional hours should this be desirable.

Contract type: Permanent

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.  This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the  Ministry of Justice website.  Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published online (including social media platforms) as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current  KCSIE guidelines.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Castle Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
391 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Castle Mead school is a vibrant, growing primary school in the heart of East Trowbridge. Rated ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection, the school continues to go from strength to strength under the new leadership of Mrs Emma Larkham, with two form entry, an onsite Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base.

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