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EYFS Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Cheshire West
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £8.81 - £9.40 per hour
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Early Years
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are seeking to appoint a Level 2 Teaching Assistant to work within a 2 year old provision for one of our partner schools in Ellesmere Port.

As a Level 2 Teaching Assistant, you will work alongside the teacher in the Pre-School as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Team. You will play an important part in helping children to get the most out of their learning. The main feature of your role will be to support individuals or groups of children with day to day learning and play both in, and outside the classroom. In addition, you will support our teacher in organising the environment.

Daily tasks may include:
• setting up equipment and getting things ready for sessions. 
• helping children who need extra support to complete tasks. 
• listening to children, reading to them or telling stories . 
• comforting and caring for children if they have an accident or are upset.
• helping the teacher to maintain records. 
• undertaking observations of children and recording the outcomes.

We are looking for people who have a genuine interest in working with children: are interested in their development and learning and have good organisational and communication skills.

The school offer a lively, inclusive learning environment. The school ethos is one of commitment to the education of the whole child, fostering community involvement and nurturing a sense of belonging. They believe that everyone can achieve and would like to recruit a like-minded person.

The school have a strong team of very skilled staff who work in partnership with Governors. If you would like to join this friendly, caring team, please contact the school or call at the school office for an application pack.

Job Specification

Teaching, Learning or Classroom Assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting Teaching Assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

We’ll also consider experienced Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in additional learning needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities (PD).

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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