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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£18,110.00 - £18,412.00 Annually (Actual) NJC L2

Early Years Teaching Assistant job summary

The Ferrars Academy is a very popular, successful and well resourced academy; rated Good by Ofsted in December 2022, we pride ourselves in delivering excellence in education, for infant and nursery aged children. We are located on the outskirts of Luton close to the M1, A5 link roads and the L&D hospital. Our 3 form entry school has a very diverse school population with a range of different languages, religions and cultures. Our children are well behaved and learn in a vibrant and friendly environment.  

We are seeking to appoint an Early Years Teaching Assistant ideally with a childcare or nursery nurse qualification and experience fixed term until the end of Spring Term 2025 and to start as soon as possible working with the youngest children in our school. The job will be supporting those who attend our Nursery and Reception provision but may also involve supporting children across the whole school as needs arise.

The successful candidate will be someone who can:

  • be enthusiastic, calm and patient
  • motivate and inspire children, offering both challenge and enjoyment
  • maintain and enhance the school’s high standards
  • work as part of a team and work flexibility
  • demonstrate a positive attitude and good communication skills
  • display good practice when supporting individuals or small groups
  • demonstrate high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour

We can offer you:

  • A vibrant and friendly environment
  • Friendly and welcoming staff and well behaved children
  • A supportive leadership team
  • A range of staff benefits and incentives including discounted wrap around care fees and subsidised lunches

Applicants for this public facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice in fluently spoken English.

This is a fixed term position the end of Spring Term 2025.   33.5 hours per week, Mon 8:30am – 5:00pm, Tues – Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm term time only plus 5 inset days (39 weeks per year) with 1 hour for lunch. 

Visits to the school are welcomed, please call the school office to arrange an appointment.

Additional information:

Applicants for this public facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse and provide effective help or advice in fluently spoken English. 

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). 

CV's and Personal statements are not accepted for any posts based in schools. 

Please ensure that references include your most recent employer and that the contact email is their professional NOT their personal email address.

Successful applicants may be called to interview before the closing date and as such the advert may be withdrawn earlier than stated so early applications are encouraged.

Interview date: TBC

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to book an appointment.

The Ferrars Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the wellbeing of all our staff.

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About The Ferrars Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
339 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7

School location

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