EYFS Lead Teaching Assistant - Exeter based
We are looking to appoint a Lead Teaching Assistant to be based in Early Years who would thrive in working in one of our busy and sought after nurseries within our Exeter Schools.
We are looking for someone with relevant experience of working with young children, who is enthusiastic about supporting and educating nursery aged children. Our Nurseries take children from two years old and play a vital role in preparing children for their journey into primary education and beyond. You will need to be willing to help organise and support other Teaching Assistants across the Trust.
You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly.
As a Lead Teaching Assistant, you will be involved in organising and leading staff to ensure that all areas of the Early Years curriculum are coordinated and implemented effectively to enable the smooth operation of a school day. You will report to the Early Years Phase Lead and work closely with them on a day-to-day basis. You will act as a role model to other Teaching Assistants who you will lead through the organisation of staff meetings and through our great appraisal process that is designed to empower staffing through a coaching model.
You will collaborate as part of a large EYFS team across the schools in our trust. You must be open to delivering a high-quality Early Years Provision which you will support in the planning and resourcing of. The Trust uses the ReadWrite Inc scheme to teach Early Reading and Phonics and we train all our Early Years staff to implement this approach within each of our settings. You will be responsible for overseeing the progress of a group of key worker children and will meet with parents regularly to report to them on the progress their child is making through both online and in-person meetings. You will be required to maintain pupil records and conduct a range of administrative tasks to support the teaching staff.
Relevant experience of working with children and qualifications are desirable. You will need to have a willingness to attend CPD and familiarise yourself with the latest developments in the EYFS curriculum that the Trust is implementing.
We provide wrap around sessions, before and after school, as well as being open all year round for those parents needing childcare out of term time. The Nurseries cater for children aged 2 -4 years old, are newly furnished with excellent resources for both indoor and outdoor provision. The Nurseries ensure a great start to a child’s education and benefit from all the wider resources within the main school including the dining facilities, the library, and outdoor spaces. The schools are both innovative and technology rich.
Due to the wrap around provision and all year opening, the role will be permanent, full time Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, and all year round (52 weeks). Our nurseries are closed at Christmas for two weeks and in addition to this you will be entitled to 4 weeks holiday, plus Bank Holidays. The full-time equivalent salary for this role is in the region of £24,100 depending on age and experience. However, the actual salary based on the hours and weeks worked will commence in the region of £27,700 per annum.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.
A job description and an application form can be obtained at: www.tcat.education/vacancies
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Interviews may happen as we receive suitable applications.
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