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  • Start date details

    02 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,893.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary - pro rata p.a = £15,977 p.a. (SCP03) to £16,789 p.a. (SCP06) as per current 23/24 payscales

EYFS Teaching Assistant for Nursery or Reception job summary

We are looking to appoint 2 Teaching Assistants to join our EYFS team. The post is for 30 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8.35am to 3.05pm, term time plus INSET days with 30 minute unpaid lunch and 30 minute lunch duty.

The successful candidates will need to be kind, caring, enthusiastic and dedicated to making a difference to children's learning. You will need to enjoy working with children and be passionate and committed to helping children develop as independent and confident individuals. Experience of carrying out observations, being a key worker and knowledge of the Early Years Curriculum is desirable.

Beechfield School is a friendly place to work. We are part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust which was established in 2016 with a vision to Inspire and nurture our children and their community to be the very best that they can be. The Trust consists of three schools; Beechfield, Cherry Tree and Laurance Haines. Our nurturing Trust ethos places a strong emphasis of the development and wellbeing of staff.

Our recent Ofsted report (May 2022) states "Pupils are enthusiastic about school. They experience a broad and rich curriculum that extends their interests and develops their aspirations. Pupils take pride in their work and achieve well. From Nursery to Year 6, they are well prepared for their next stage of education."

You will need to have a NVQ level 3 and a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths (C or above) with a high standard of written and spoken English.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is a committed practitioner with high expectations of our children and of themselves
  • Is passionate about teaching and learning and has the ability and dedication to become an outstanding member of our team
  • Is hardworking, a team player and has a sense of humour
  • Is able to work on their own initiative and manage and organise their time effectively
  • Can confidently communicate with parents, carers and class teachers to keep them informed of a child's/pupil's progress

In return we offer the successful candidate:

  • A positive and caring working environment
  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive staff team
  • A well-resourced working environment
  • Excellent opportunities for career development
  • Investment in CPD
  • Private healthcare

Further information can be found on our website www.beechfield.herts.sch.uk.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

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.

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About Beechfield School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Beechfield School is a friendly and dynamic place to work. We currently have over 400 pupils and 60 enthusiastic, dedicated staff. We are situated near Watford town centre and have excellent transport links to Central London/major airports and the M25 and M1.

As part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, each school maintains their own clear identity while working collaboratively, which means that there is a huge amount of opportunity and support for staff in each school.

Our three core beliefs be kind, work hard and love learning underpin everything we do. We believe in a positive culture of collaboration and support where we value, praise, reward and celebrate.

Through high expectations and positive relationships we enable our pupils from many different backgrounds and cultures to work together to become confident, successful and responsible.

We have a nurturing ethos that instils a sense of personal responsibility. We ensure everyone is kind and respectful towards themselves, others and their environment, developing responsible citizens for the future.

We value effort and working hard. We teach resilience and perseverance when faced with challenges and celebrate excellence and success when we work hard and give our best.

We inspire a love of learning through a rich and purposeful curriculum. We provide opportunities to learn about issues that affect our lives and communities, to enable all to become confident, independent thinkers and develop the skills needed to be successful in an ever changing world.

We can offer you:

• A real sense of community.

• An innovative approach to learning with an emphasis on enjoyment and creativity.

• A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support.

• A dedicated NQT programme which offers bespoke support and training, as well as the opportunity to work with other people at the same career stage as you.

• A staff council that is listened to and has impact.

• Outstanding Trust leadership with children at the heart of all we do.

• A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days.

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