Employer: Our Lady of Waslingham Catholic Primary School
Salary: Grade E (Point 7-11)
Working Pattern:Term Time
Hours: 27.5 hours. pro rata, term time only.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 2/10/2023 at 12:00
Week commencing 9th October 2023
TA 3 EYFS
Teaching Assistant Level 3
As a Teaching Assistant Level 3 (TA3) in an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) setting, you will be joining a highly experienced team. You will receive full support and excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities in line with your role.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Inclusive Learning Support: Provide one-on-one and small group support to children with SEND needs, ensuring their full inclusion and participation in all activities. Adapt teaching materials and strategies to suit individual learning styles and abilities.
Differentiated Instruction: Collaborate with the EYFS team to plan and deliver differentiated lessons and activities that meet the specific needs of children with SEND. Provide targeted interventions to address individual learning goals and support progress.
Personal Care and Well-being: Assist with personal care tasks such as toileting, dressing, feeding, and maintaining personal hygiene, ensuring the dignity and privacy of each child. Promote a safe and nurturing environment that supports emotional well-being.
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs): Contribute to the development and implementation of IEPs for children with SEND. Monitor and track progress, collect data, and provide feedback to teachers, parents, and relevant professionals.
Behavior Management: Implement behavior management strategies outlined by the EYFS team, focusing on positive reinforcement and encouraging self-regulation. Provide support to children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, promoting positive social interactions and conflict resolution.
Assistive Technology and Resources: Utilize appropriate assistive technology and resources to support children's learning and development. Work closely with the EYFS team to identify and implement suitable tools, aids, and adaptations.
Record Keeping and Documentation: Maintain accurate records and documentation of children's progress, achievements, and any incidents or concerns. Contribute to written reports, observations, and assessments, sharing relevant information with the EYFS team, parents, and external professionals as required.
Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate effectively with the EYFS team, including teachers, specialists, and other support staff, to ensure a cohesive approach to meeting the needs of children with SEND. Communicate regularly with parents, providing updates on progress, strategies, and areas for further support.
Health and Safety: Maintain a safe and secure learning environment, identifying and addressing any potential hazards or risks. Follow health and safety procedures and protocols, including the administration of medication if required, adhering to relevant policies and guidelines.
Continued Professional Development: Engage in professional development activities provided by the school, enhancing knowledge and skills in areas related to supporting children with SEND. Take advantage of training opportunities and share acquired knowledge with the EYFS team.
Note: The specific roles and responsibilities may vary depending on the needs of the children and the EYFS setting.
Ideally you will:
Have EYFS/KS1 experience;
Have training in RWINC and specific interventions;
Be hardworking, reliable and flexible;
Be excited by the challenge of joining our team and supporting all our children to flourish.
All applicants are required to complete the application form and provide a supporting statement which clearly evidences the essential criteria from the job specification statements.
The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974
In accordance with our statutory obligations under Keeping Children Safe in Education Our Lady of Walsingham is required to conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview.