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Early Years Teaching Assistant

Westbrook Hay SchoolHertfordshire

PROFILE

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and flexible individuals to join our Foundation, Year 1 and 2 team in a general teaching assistant capacity and to assist with our nursery team.   The role comes with a range of opportunities, from assisting with early and after school care and playground duties to working in the classroom alongside an exceptional team.  

The following gives candidates an idea of the characteristics that we are looking for in the successful candidate who will have experience of working with children. Experience of working in a School or Nursery and a Level 3 qualification Approved by the government in the Early Years Foundation Stage with a valid First Aid certificate is essential.

The ideal candidate that we are looking for will need to be:

  •   Reliable
  •   Excellent at time keeping
  • Ability to deal firmly but kindly with children aged between 2 and 13 years
  • Ability to deal politely and tactfully with staff and parents
  • Have a cheerful disposition
  • Flexible
  • Qualification – Level 3 – approved for working in Early Years
  • Available to work between the hours of 12:30-6:00pm Monday to Friday (term-time only)
  • Willing to work in other areas of the school as directed by the Headmaster


MAIN DUTIES

WORKING HOURS: The EYTA must be able to work 12:30-6:00 term time only


The Early Years Teaching Assistant will:


Playground Supervision

·         Provide play supervision across all age groups and during child initiated learning;

·         Be responsible for the Health and Safety and welfare of the children within the playground environment, liaising with the relevant duty staff in case of emergency;

·         Be enthusiastic and encourage the children in all activities;

·         Be flexible and work as a member of the team;

·         Be flexible and willing to assist in any area of the School as reasonably requested;

·         Be fully conversant with all School Policies and Procedures (including but not restricted to Health & Safety, Welfare, Child Protection etc) and observe and implement them accordingly.


The Early Year Teaching Assistant is expected to:

·         Be flexible and work as a member of a team;

·         Assist where required with planning, delivering and implementation of activities;

·         Be flexible and willing to assist in any area of the School as reasonably requested;

·         Support and assist the Class Teacher;

·         Be enthusiastic and encourage the children in all activities;

·         Be pro-active in the children’s learning;

·         Prepare a wide variety of activities and clear them away;

·         Supervise any number of children under the supervision of the Class Teacher;

·         Encourage the children to reach their potential;

·         Support and assist the children in line with our Wellbeing / Intimate Care policies;

·         Observe and assess children as directed by the Class Teacher;

·         Provide the Class Teacher with feedback regarding children’s welfare and development;

·         Attend courses and follow current training initiatives;

·         Attend relevant parent’s evenings;     

·         Attend staff meetings when requested;

·         Accompany children on School trips and drive school buses when required;

·         Fully conversant with all School Policies and Procedures (including but not restricted to Health & Safety, Welfare, Child Protection etc) and observe and implement them accordingly;

·         Attend Speech Day, Sports Day, Family Fun day, Open Mornings and any other relevant School event, as required.

·         Attend all School Inset days and Open Mornings

·         To assist in any other area of the school as and when required

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