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  • Start date details

    5th September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,484.00 - £28,330.00 Annually (FTE) Salary Range point 16 upwards dependant on experience

Nursery Lead job summary

Main purpose

The Nursery Lead will:

  • Take the lead role in nursery
  • Be responsible for planning by planning and designing effective learning sequences and curriculum
  • Create a stimulating learning environment
  • Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and ideas
  • Welcome and settle the child at the beginning of sessions
  • Model quality interactions with children to support the development of the nursery team.
  • Be responsible for home school liaison including parents’ evenings, home visits, online learning journals and annual reports
  • Support the needs of all pupil groups, by liaising closely with the SENCo and EYFS Lead, completing any necessary documentation.
  • Take responsibility for health and safety (including responsibility for inspecting and cleaning all equipment in the nursery)
  • Administer First Aid in the Foundation Stage and in school where necessary

Key Tasks

  • To participate as a member and lead a team of adults working together to create an environment which promotes children’s development and learning
  • To foster children’s growth, self-esteem and independence.
  • To plan and prepare for children’s learning.
  • To record observations and maintain records of children’s learning and development.
  • To encourage children’s learning in both English and their home language.
  • To foster effective links with parents.
  • To be responsible for activities to take place in indoor and outdoor learning environments and to plan, prepare and display appropriate materials.
  • To share responsibility for feeding children, changing their clothes and taking children to the toilet as necessary.
  • To work according to the School/Nursery and County Policies for Equality of Opportunity, promoting positive behaviours and attitudes generally, and particularly towards people in non-stereotypical gender roles, of other cultures and with disabilities.
  • To support children with special needs in mainstream classes as required.
  • To assist in specified programmes, e.g. exercises or using special equipment.
  • To provide comfort for sick children and to administer First Aid as appropriate. 2
  • To administer medication when necessary, in accordance with School/Nursery and County policies.
  • To be aware of Child Protection policy and alert to signs that a child might be at risk.
  • To engage with continued professional development as agreed with the Headteacher/EYFS Lead

Pastoral and Wellbeing

To demonstrate an awareness of children’s wellbeing, promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils, and maintaining an awareness of all issues relating to child protection

To play a full part in promoting high standards of positive behaviours and to maintain the behaviour policy across all areas of the Academy

To support children at lunchtime whilst they eat and promote positive behaviour in the outdoor area

Health, safety and behaviour

Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils

Promote and maintain positive and engaged behaviour among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment


  • To ensure effective communication with parents and with persons or bodies outside the school who are concerned with the welfare of pupils, after consultation with appropriate staff.

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Lace Hill Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including: an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK. CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

Commitment to safeguarding

Lace Hill Academy is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.

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About Lace Hill Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
226 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Lace Hill Academy is a vibrant one-form entry primary school located in Buckingham and part of the Campfire Education Trust. Both at school and trust level, the children are at the centre of all we do. We believe that embedded values are at the heart of nurturing and developing children ready for the next stage of their education. Our core values are resilience, integrity and respect. We have a strong community with many links to local industries. Our curriculum is designed to extract learning from exciting opportunities and adapt it to every child and their life experiences. Through Sports4All, we run extended services from 7:30 until 18:00. We are exceptionally proud of our school and all its stakeholders. Our staff team is extremely talented and endeavours to make every day count.

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