Nursery Teaching Assistant (Part Time) - St Magaret's CE Primary School

St Margaret's CE Primary School
Band C: £19,698 - £23,080 pro rata per annum
11 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

£19698.00 - £23080.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

18.75 Hours per Week

The Governors of St. Margaret’s Primary School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring part-time Early Years teaching assistant to join the Nursery team. This post is fixed term until July 2022 and the successful candidate would take up the post as soon as possible.
St. Margaret’s is an oversubscribed one form entry school with a strong Christian character and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are looking to appoint someone with energy, enthusiasm, experience and a growth mind-set in order to ensure that our youngest pupils develop as curious, confident and contributing learners in the context of an inspiring and engaging curriculum, indoors and out. 
The successful applicant will:
•    Be an excellent EYFS practitioner.
•    Establish a caring, inclusive environment with a focus on developing the whole child
•    Be passionate about learning for young children and committed to on-going professional learning

We can offer you:
•    a caring ethos where everyone is valued, supported and developed
•    a happy, vibrant learning and working environment 
•    well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn 
•    highly effective, hardworking and adventurous staff
•    supportive Governors and parents
•    a strong partnership with St. Margaret’s Church, Birmingham Diocese Multi Academy Trust and the Church of England, Birmingham
•    excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.
Visits to school are strongly encouraged and you will receive a warm welcome.  Please contact the School Office on 0121 706 5020. 
Application forms can be requested from St Margaret’s CE Primary School, Richmond Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7RR

Please note we do not accept CVs.  Completed application forms should be delivered to the school office or emailed to:
Closing date:  12 noon Monday 24th January 2022    Interviews: Friday 4th February 2022
St. Margaret’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS will be required for this post
Teaching Assistant
Responsible to:
•    Class teacher
•    Overall responsibility to the Headteacher 

Duties (these duties may vary or be amended without changing the level of responsibility of the post): 
To support the class teacher in providing and promoting an environment suitable for the educational and social needs of children at various stages of development, in order to help them attain their full potential.


Under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher:
Main Tasks
•    Assist the class teacher to prepare getting materials ready, setting up equipment and arranging the classroom environment
•    Assist pupils with the normal routine of the classroom.
•    Contribute to children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development including developing an appropriate understanding of British Values
•    Preparation of displays of work for and from children creating a stimulating learning environment inside and outdoors. 
•    Attend staff/phase meetings, parental consultations and other school events as required.
•    Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school, working with colleagues to develop a positive learning and working environment.
•    Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
•    Record and report a pupil’s progress to the teacher
•    Liaise with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents.
•    Assist children with personal hygiene routines.
•    Deal with minor accidents and administer first aid.
•    Supervise children during playtimes, on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
•    Develop learning programs for individual needs and adapt appropriate materials accordingly
•    Deliver customized learning activities to students either individually or in groups
•    Provide feedback to the classroom teacher on pupil progress and development

This is not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities attached to the post as this is a varied role.
This job is subject to change by negotiation as the role develops.

Safeguarding Children
This job involves working with children and is therefore subject to advanced disclosure check through the confidential process administered by the Disclosure Barring Service. A conviction may not exclude candidates from the job, but it will be considered as part of the recruitment process.  

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. References will be sought.

Disclosure Barring Service- Criminal Convictions
As part of the recruitment process to work with children you will be required to provide information on all convictions and reprimands, spent or not.

Right To Work
Under Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006 it is a criminal offence to employ a person aged 16 or over who is subject to immigration control. It is therefore necessary for our school to establish the entitlement to work in the UK for all applicants.

Equal Opportunities
Our schools are committed to equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome your application irrespective of your race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, religion, political belief, socio-economic background, parental status, trade union membership, sexual orientation and age.

Emma Kitchen, 0121 706 5020,

This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Application Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Job Advert & Person Specification

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