Nursery Class Teaching Assistant

Ivy Lane Primary School, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1HE

6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    13 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Hours: This role is for 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm (including half an hour lunch break), 38 weeks per year (term time, excluding TD days).

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

D4-D6 - £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata (actual salary £16,045 - £16,693 per annum)

Nursery Class Teaching Assistant job summary

Nursery Class Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a Permanent Nursery Teaching Assistant based at Ivy Lane School.

Hours: This role is for 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm (including half an hour lunch break), 38 weeks per year (term time, excluding TD days).

Salary D4-D6 - £18,933 - £19,698 pro rata (actual salary £16,045 - £16,693 per annum)

Required to start: 3rd January 2023.

Do you want a job where you can inspire and make a difference to the lives of children?

If the answer is yes, then Sunflowers Nursery Class at Ivy Lane Primary School is the place to be!

Ivy Lane School is a two-form entry Primary School in the centre of Chippenham, Wiltshire. We believe in ‘Learning for Life’, aiming to equip every child with both the skills to be successful beyond their primary years and a life-long appetite for learning. The school community really is a special place to learn. Our school values of ‘Learning, Environment, Others and Ourselves’ underpin our ethos. We place a huge importance on outdoor learning and are very lucky to have Forest Schools Provision. We also have an extensive provision of social and emotional support for our children.

We are looking to appoint a new member to our team to perform the role of Nursery Class Teaching Assistant for the nursery children at Ivy Lane Primary School.

As a Teaching Assistant you must be committed and flexible, be able to support groups and individual children with their learning. Being able to work as part of a team is essential as well as being able to use your own initiative. The successful candidate will be an experienced Early Years Teaching Assistant and need excellent communication and liaison skills and will be closely supported by the Early Years leaders and teachers, along with the rest of the team.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting pupils learning, either in groups or through 1:1 work. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupil/s
  • Supporting pupils self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development
  • Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required
  • Supporting the Teacher/s and lead Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting the curriculum - Support the delivery of the Early Years Framework and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school.
  • Support the school e.g. assisting with setting up, storing and retrieving and general maintenance of classroom equipment and teaching aids.
  • Supporting the children during lunchtime. Serving hot school meals and monitoring children during playtime

We are keen to hear from experienced Early Years Teaching Assistants who are patient, calm, organised and adaptable. Being able to work as part of a team is essential, as well as being able to use your own initiative. A positive outlook and a sense of humour is essential.

Duties will include the supervision of pupils, either in the lunch hall or other areas in the school, whilst they are eating lunch or taking part in lunchtime activities. Associated duties will include clearing and cleaning of dining hall and equipment including light manual handling.

The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This will involve undertaking annual Safeguard training and using school reporting systems for any Safeguard concerns.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged so you can get a flavour of our fabulous school! Please contact Mrs Kerry Nowosielski (Admin Officer) on 01249 652556 if you would like to arrange a visit.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further information.

Interested candidates are required to complete and return an application form by 12.00noon on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 9th November 2022.

Please download an application form and information pack from our website www.ivylane.wilts.sch.uk. (This is shown under “News & Events, Vacancies”). Please return your completed application form to Recruitment@pickwickacademytrust.co.uk.

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Our aim is to ensure that no applicant or employee is discriminated against or is disadvantaged by policies, procedures, conditions or requirements.

Using the application form

Please download an application form and information pack from our website www.ivylane.wilts.sch.uk. (This is shown under “News & Events, Vacancies”). Please return your completed application form to Recruitment@pickwickacademytrust.co.uk.

About Ivy Lane Primary School

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

Ivy Lane School is a two-form entry Primary School in the centre of Chippenham, Wiltshire. We believe in ‘Learning for Life’, aiming to equip every child with both the skills to be successful beyond their primary years and a life-long appetite for learning. The school community really is a special place to learn. Our school values of ‘Learning, Environment, Others and Ourselves’ underpin our ethos. We place a huge importance on outdoor learning and are very lucky to have Forest Schools Provision. We also have an extensive provision of social and emotional support for our children.

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