EYFS Teaching Assistant

Avanti Fields School, Leicester, LE5 0BX

33 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 2, £18,815 - £18,991 per annum pro rata (Actual Term Time, £14,212 - £14,345 per annum 75% FTE)

EYFS Teaching Assistant job summary

About us and the role

We are looking for an innovative, inspirational Teaching Assistant with experience of working in the EYFS who puts the welfare and progress of children at the centre of everything.

You will be required to carry out general TA duties such as supervision of pupils, undertaking playtime and lunchtime duty as well as delivering extra-curricular clubs to support the school’s curriculum offer. You will be working with individuals, groups, or the whole class in lessons. This post will suit a person who is prepared to throw themselves into our busy school community with commitment and enthusiasm.

The successful candidate will be flexible, able to work on their own initiative, and keen for challenges. As the role entails assisting with the supervision of children, reliability and good timekeeping are essential. There is a requirement to attend training, after-school activities, and other events as requested.

This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations of a growing and innovative school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Development of spiritual insight

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Why should you apply

You will be working in a fantastic environment.

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

Benefits include:

  • LGPS pension scheme;
  • Development opportunities;
  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight;
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children;
  • A committed and motivated staff team;
  • An attractive working environment;

What will you do?

  • To provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupil and the classroom.
  • To provide support in the delivery of the EYFS framework.
  • To observe, monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies determined by the teacher.
  • To provide support for pupils’ emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with school policy.
  • To assist the teacher in creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment.

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • Good working knowledge of EYFS Framework
  • Experience of working with Reception and/or Pre-school aged pupils within a learning environment
  • An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to observe, monitor and provide constructive feedback on pupils progress
  • Experience of working with children with additional learning needs

Interviews expected to take place week commencing 14th November 2022

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks. Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics. Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

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About Avanti Fields School

School type
Free School, Hindu, ages 3 to 16
School size
647 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it moves into its new state of the arts building and continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields School do not originate from any specific faith background. Applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none; they will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

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