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Early Years Teaching Assistant

Employer:
Fox Hill School
Salary:
BG-J point 11
Location:
Fox Hill Primary School, Pondmoor Road, Bracknell
Contract:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
Hours:
30 hours per week. 8.30am - 3.15pm.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
25/01/2019 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
Pri/19/86391
Fox Hill School

We require an enthusiastic, patient, experienced Teaching Assistant to work in our Early Years setting.

The post is initially July 2019, but will be reviewed and has the possibility of becoming a permanent position.

We are seeking someone with a passion for improving outcomes for children. The successful candidate needs to have a:

  • Patience and understanding to support children - essential
  • A willingness to learn about individual needs and the ability to build relationships quickly - essential
  • The ability to think “outside the box” when needed - essential
  • High standard of English and Mathematics - essential
  • Experience of working in a school setting preferable as a TA or LSA - essential
  • Hard working and flexible - essential
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record - essential
  • A willingness and drive for self improvement – we are looking for the very best for our pupils - desirable
  • Proven record of supporting children to enable them to make accelerated progress in their learning – desirable
  • Teaching Assistant Qualification  Level 2- desirable
  • Experience of working with pupils with complex needs – desirable
  • We are looking for experience and are willing to support the successful candidate with their own professional development - desirable

The hours of work are 8.30am - 3.15pm with 45 minutes for lunch

Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not been contacted by 25th January PM

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th February 2019

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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