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Nursery Teaching Assistant

Hazelwood AcademySwindon

£17,842 - £18,562 FTE

Permanent, Full Time

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Immediate Start

Inspire their remarkable with us

We are looking for an Early Years Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and experienced team, within our well-equipped and welcoming nursery provision.  The successful candidate will:    

  • Participate in activities designed to meet the emotional, physical and learning needs of individual children and groups of children aged 2-4 years.   
  • Support pupils in developing effective relationships with peers and adults.   
  • Help pupils to develop self-reliance and confidence in a range of areas while helping them deal with their emotions in a positive way   
  • Work under the direction of the Head, Early Years Lead and Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).   
  • Due to current numbers on role, the successful candidate will initially be deployed across other year groups in the Academy for 16.25 hours.  Support and training will be provided. Once numbers within the nursery increase, the candidate will work within the nursery full time.  

We are a Primary Academy with an attached Nursery, situated in West Swindon, located just off J16 of the M4. There are currently just over 200 pupils on roll and pupils benefit from a modern, purpose built school building with extensive grounds. The Academy is at an exciting stage in its journey and is committed to securing the future of Hazelwood Academy as a centre of excellence and innovation, where talent is nurtured.

Some of the things Hazelwood offers include:  

  • We have excellent transport links as we are situated just off  J16 of the M4      
  • We have a beautiful, modern, purpose-built site      
  • We also have  extensive grounds and our own forest school facility      
  • We have good community links and very supportive parents who  value the work of the academy      
  • We have regular CPD opportunities, both through the school and the trust and are always looking to develop our staff      
  • We have a team of happy, proactive and supportive colleagues who are welcoming of new staff      
  • We can also offer a staff well being package and recognise that a work-life balance is crucial for all our teachers and support staff

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring.

We offer:  

  •  More opportunity to grow your career - We’ll support you in developing your career and experience at this school or another AET school.      
  • More tailored support - We understand every academy is unique. We’ll give you tailored support and flexibility, allowing you to do what’s best for your children.       
  • More chance to see what’s out there - We create opportunities for teachers to visit other AET academies and learn from outside experience.      
  • More like minded colleagues, so you can benefit from others’ experience - You’re connected to our network of 57 academies and thousands of education professionals.       
  • More technology so you can make more impact - Google Workspace Enterprise for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.      
  • More time - We strive to minimise unnecessary distractions so you can have energy for your job, and your life.

Closing date : 23rd January 2022

Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.  Applications will be considered upon receipt so early applications are welcomed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.  Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.  

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website for further details.

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