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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Grade C. 18 hours/39 weeks. Fixed Term until 31.08.25

Nursery Assistant job summary

Your main place of work will be Boasley Cross Primary but you may be required to work across all the schools within The Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust at any time as directed by the Executive Team.

This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post. Discussions will take place on a regular basis to clarify individual responsibilities within the general framework and character of the post as identified below.    

Purpose of Job

To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work might occasionally, but not regularly, take place outside the main teaching area.

To work under the guidance of the Foundation Stage Supervisor and teaching/senior staff, within an agreed system of supervision.

Major Responsibilities

The role holder will be adaptable and resilient, ready to undertake a diverse range of tasks including the following: 

Implement agreed range of activities with individuals/groups of children, either within or outside of the nursery/foundation stage unit

Assist the Foundation Stage Supervisor /Teacher in the whole observation, assessment, and planning cycle

Management/preparation of resources to support an enabling learning environment, both indoors and outdoors

Supervise all children during the short-term absence of teachers (i.e. cover supervision)

Generally, assist children in undertaking both adult directed and child-initiated activities, interacting with them to support their learning and development

Ensure school safeguarding policies and procedures are followed appropriately

Regularly contributing towards written observations of a child’s progress, whilst always maintaining confidentiality

Collating evidence to support a child’s progress towards learning outcomes

Support the EYFS lead by preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing afterwards.

Providing clerical/administrative support e.g., photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

Support the curriculum by preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use.

Support the school by being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Being aware of and supporting difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

Attending and participating in relevant meetings as required.

Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher.

Support at lunch times and break times, maintaining a flexible working pattern.

Person Specification




Professional Qualifications and Learning

  • Willingness to participate in other development and training opportunities as needed

  • Commitment to lifelong learning with emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills.

  • A full and relevant level 2 qualification

  • Safeguarding awareness

  • or the ability to work towards

  • Numeracy/literacy

  • skills (at least equivalent to level 2 of the National Qualifications

  • Framework)

  • Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid

  • Manual Handling


  • Experience of working with children of relevant age in an early learning environment.

  • Experience of working in a school environment.

  • Experience of working as part of a team.

Skills, Knowledge and Capability

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults including other professionals, carers, and parents.

  • Ability to demonstrate and promote good practice in line with the ethos of the school indoors and outdoors.

  • Firm commitment to protecting and safeguarding children at all times.

  • Have sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the wellbeing of children in their care

  • Ability to use other technology to support learning such as video and photocopier.

  • Consistent approach with children and parents.

  • Ability to promote and market the service to the wider community.

  • Ability to effectively use ICT to support learning


  • Work constructively as part of a team.

  • Understand nursery and foundation stage unit roles and responsibilities and your own position in them.

  • Calm, consistent approach and ability to be warm, welcoming, personable, and empathetic.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality.

Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.’

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The successful candidate will be required to come to DMAT HQ to complete mandatory training.

Training Details:

Location: Central Head Office (Wardhayes) 8 Simmons Way, Okehampton, EX20 1PY

Duration: Monday – Friday

Purpose: To provide comprehensive training on company policies, procedures, and systems necessary for successful integration into the role.

Training Schedule: Daily sessions from 9am to 4pm, with breaks provided.

Benefits of Training Week:
To gain valuable insights into our company culture and values.

Interact with key stakeholders and team members.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills to excel in your role.

Establish a strong foundation for your career growth within Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.

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 Boasley Cross Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
38 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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