EYFS Teaching Assistant in Beaconsfield

Davenies School
05 Feb 2018
05 Mar 2018
Start Date

The School is looking for an enthusiastic full-time EYFS Teaching Assistant with excellent communication skills to work within our busy and energetic Pre-Prep Department. A Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education or an equivalent qualification is a minimum requirement. This is a full-time position from the start of the Autumn Term 2018.

Duties of the Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant include:

  • To work under the overall direction of the Headmaster and to be accountable in the first instance to the Head of Pre-Prep
  • To work with a designated class under the day to day direction of the class teacher
  • To assist in the daily routine of the classroom including where appropriate helping with ideas and planning
  • To liaise and co-operate with parents, staff and others involved in the smooth, effective, safe and secure operation of the school
  • To inform the class teacher or the Head of Pre-Prep of any significant observations or developments regarding any pupil
  • To attend meetings of the staff of the school and to contribute to them
  • To attend school/parent consultations and to contribute to them where appropriate
  • To undertake playground supervision as and when required during the school day
  • To act as a member of the school staff as a whole, participating fully in collective enterprises such as activities in music, drama, sports and school outings
  • To assist the class teacher in the organisation of class outings
  • To take responsibility for acquiring and improving their skills by attending future training as required
  • To undertake any other duties that the Head of Pre-Prep or the class teacher may reasonably require, in order to facilitate the efficient administration of the school, including supervision of pupils

Working Time for the Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant:

  • Term Time: 35 weeks per year
  • 4 weeks paid holiday (to be taken during school holidays)
  • 35 hours a week across 5 days, typically 8: 30am until 3: 30pm
  • Where additional hours are agreed in support of school activities Monday to Friday, TOIL or additional pay may be given

Qualifications for the Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant role:

  • The candidate should have previous experience of working with young children
  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education or equivalent qualification
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete child protection training online (arranged by the school) before they commence the role, where they have not already received training in the past two years

Competences and Qualities for the Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant role:

  • We are looking for an assistant who is an enthusiast, have a sense of humour and be approachable
  • The candidate must assist the teacher in making learning enjoyable while being helpful and assist with ideas and planning
  • The assistant should be keen to attend courses to further their professional development
  • The assistant will be expected to encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect when dealing with boys, staff and parents while also help the teacher to provide a bright and stimulating classroom
  • The candidate has to be an excellent communicator - with children and adults alike and be able to work as part of the School's team.
  • The candidate has to enjoy working with children, to be able to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children
  • The ability to use ICT is desirable

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Membership of Group Life Pension after 3 months ( 5% employer contribution subject to 3% personal contribution)
  • Childcare Voucher Provision
  • Death in Service Benefit ( 2x Annual Salary)
  • Personal Accident and Emergency Dental Cover
  • Access to healthcare helpline and counselling services
  • Complementary School Lunches and refreshments during term time.

If you wish to apply for the EYFS Teaching Assistant role, please click apply now. An Application form will then be sent back to you to complete.

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