Nursery Teaching Assistant Grade 2

Location
Stourport Road, Bewdley, DY12 1BL
Salary
£12276 - £12522 per annum
Posted
27 Nov 2021
Closes
09 Dec 2021
Contact
Sally Court
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Term time
Hours
Part-Time

TA2 points 5 – 6

Start Date:        4/01/2022

Contract:           Temporary in the first instance - 2 terms to 31/08/2022

Teaching Assistant Grade 2 in our School Nursery

27 hours 30 minutes a week (spread over 5 days)

The hours are

Monday              8.30 – 12.30

Tuesday              8.30 – 3.30 (30 minute lunch)

Wednesday        8.30 – 3.30 (30 minute lunch)

Thursday            8.30 – 3.30 (30 minute lunch)

Friday                  8.30 – 12.30

Bewdley Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and reliable Teaching Assistant to support the classroom teacher or nursery manager with their responsibility for the development and education of children, including those with special physical, emotional and educational needs. 

OUTLINE  RESPONSIBILITIES  AND  TASKS

Under the direction of and within an education plan provided by the classroom teacher or nursery manager:

  • Safeguard all pupils within the setting by following agreed policy, practice and routines as laid out in relevant school policies
  • To assist the teacher/manager with learning activities generally in the classroom.
  • Contributing to the planning and assessment of work to meet the needs of the EYFS and individual needs of pupils and students.
  • Contributing to the planning, assessment and needs of the Foundation Stage relating to the individual needs of pupils and students.
  • Contributing to the planning of work to meet the needs of pre‑school children including planning daily learning opportunities for key groups.
  • Contributing to the formulation of Individual Education Plans including attendance at SEN reviews and other meetings relevant to the service/pupil needs.
  • To carry out appropriate activities as planned within the classroom or with groups of pupils including administration of baseline tests.
  • To display and present children's work.
  • To act on their own initiative when appropriate, whilst also following the instructions or ethos as set out by the teacher or nursery manager
  • To prepare and organise teaching resources including the checking and maintaining of classroom equipment and materials including control of stock within the classroom.
  • To prepare resources for lessons and activities and tidy them away at the end of each day both inside and outside.
  • Assist with the physical manipulation of objects and equipment.
  • General supervision, counselling and behaviour support of children and students, within the procedures of the school and/or service.
  • To assist the teacher/manager in liaising with parents and professionals such as speech therapists.
  • To assist at an appropriate level with the provision of general care and welfare of children including:
  1. assistance with the personal hygiene routine, e.g. toilet training, changing of incontinent children, dressing and undressing
  2. the changing of soiled clothing including its disposal in the appropriate way;
  3. assisting with children's injuries and where qualified, administering basic first aid;
  4. (following consultation and agreement) to assist with the administering of medicines under the direction of the appropriate medical staff; to assist with the identification and monitoring of children's general health and welfare.
  • Helping the teacher/manager with tasks.
  • Support cover supervisors by providing information on usual routines and individual child needs.
  • Hearing children read or provide opportunities for phonics/spelling practice.
  • Supporting children to be independent by helping them with tasks.
  • Providing support for the Literacy and Numeracy curriculum.
  • Assisting with supervision of children within the school including whole class, small group and 1:1
  • Assisting all children, or individuals to access the normal routines of the classroom.
  • Preparation or modification of the work for individual children under the direction of the class teacher/manager, and supporting individual children in carrying out this work.
  • Assisting in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists, and speech and language therapists.
  • To contribute to meetings to discuss the specific child's progress.
  • To attend parents meetings of children in their key group if applicable (this may be outside of normal working hours but will be paid in addition)
  • Support the class teacher/nursery manager by providing end of year reports for parents when their children move into the main school
  • Assist with the provision of general care and welfare to pupils and to be mindful of the need to maintain a safe environment at all times.
  • Adhering to and maintaining school routine and codes of conduct.
  • Supporting the ethos of the school and nursery.
  • To assist with the support of group activities within and away from the classroom, i.e. P.E., swimming, educational visits.
  • To ensure that pupils are able to safely use equipment and materials provided and be aware of the range of resources available.
  • Promote pupil independence in learning, and reinforcing the child(ren)'s self‑esteem through praise and encouragement.
  • Assisting with the promotion of independence activities and mobility skills.
  • To dress appropriately for work both inside and outside in all weathers.
  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.
  • To attend mandatory training days/twilights/staff meetings in line with contract where at least half a term’s notice has been given
  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.
  • To undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post with consent of employee and/or as detailed in the School's Health and Safety Policy.

We are looking for someone who has the following:

Knowledge & Experience

 

  • Recent experience of working effectively in a Nursery setting
  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Skills of empathy, listening, communication and responding with appropriate language to build rapport with children and carers from a variety of ages, abilities and backgrounds.
  • Previous experience of supporting children with SEN.
  • Previous experience of supporting learning within the curriculum in small groups / whole class.

   Abilities & Aptitudes

 

  • Aptitude to develop knowledge of the role within an education environment and willingness to undertake further training as necessary
  • Be flexible, adaptable, resilient
  • Have a positive, friendly and upbeat attitude at all times even when presented with challenges
  • Be aspirational about themselves and for all the children in their care and be invested in their role
  • Communication skills to promote and develop effective working with children, colleagues and carers/agencies at an appropriate level to achieve understanding and constructive response
  • Ability to work on own initiative, including recognition of the appropriate level at which to refer issues elsewhere for effective resolution
  • Willingness to undergo training as required

Additional information

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

CV’s are not acceptable – please complete the Worcestershire County Council application form.

Applications close:  Midday Thursday 9th December 2021

Interviews:       WB Monday 13th December 2021

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