Nursery Teaching Assistant

Bardfield Academy, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC3255-209S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week Commencing 8th July 2024  

Job Description

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School: Bardfield Academy

Position: Nursery Teaching Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 21 hours per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: Scale 3, Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £11,453.91 to £11,640.00 (depending on experience)

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Application Closes: 1st July 2024 Midday

Interview Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2024

At Bardfield Academy, we prioritize creating a nurturing educational environment where safety, security, and happiness are paramount. Our guiding ethos, 'Striving to Achieve, Together we'll Succeed!', underscores our commitment to collective growth and success. We are part of the South Essex Academy Trust (SEAT), a dynamic network of schools that champion collaboration and mutual support. SEAT is a multi-academy trust comprising a family of primary schools that actively work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and staff.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Nursery Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive Nursery team at Bardfield Academy. You will work in partnership with class teachers to support social, emotional, educational and welfare needs of nursery/early years' children in line with the early years' goals, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team.

Working 21 hours per week; Wednesday to Friday, 8:15am to 3:45pm, term time only.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

Are seeking a rewarding role.
Can provide a stimulating, educational and safe environment for children in which they can develop to their full potential in an early years setting.
Are willing to motivate and help children to grow and develop into independent young people.
Can assist in the planning and evaluation of activities with the Early Years Leader, providing feedback to the Early Years Leader on pupil progress and behaviour.
Can interact with, and support pupils, according to individual needs and skills.
Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Are passionate about working as an effective team worker, developing good relationships with other staff, parents and children.
Ability to support students with early literacy and numeracy.
Have excellent communication skills.
Have good organisational and interpersonal skills.

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01268 553488, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

South Essex Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sam Turner
Westwood Academy
Beresford Close, Hadleigh
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467

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