Vacancy: Nursery Teaching Assistant

Castle Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
9am on 21 February 2022
Interview date
28 February 2022
Start date
As soon as possible
Contract type
Grade D4 (£9.81) to E6 (£10.21) per hour, depending on qualifications and experience
35 hours over 5 days. Standard hours will be 8.45am - 4.15pm, with occasional cover of breakfast club (starting at 7.45am)
Mascroft Road, Trowbridge BA14 6GD
Role overview
The Mead Trust would like to appoint an Early Years Teaching Assistant to work in the Nursery at Castle Mead School in Trowbridge. The Nursery cares for 2 – 4 year olds, and accepts Universal and Extended funding. There is also the provision of a breakfast club and after school club which are paid-for services for parents who need longer childcare days.

The Early Years team at Castle Mead School is highly professional, experienced, and committed. We are looking for someone to join them who will become a key part of this close-knit team, as well as contribute to the life of the whole school. Please consider an application if you are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Experienced in working with pre-school children
• Able to support all children with their learning and development
• Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative

You will need to have the following skills to be really effective in this role:
• Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training
• Able to communicate well both verbally and in writing with children and adults alike
• Qualified in NVQ Level 3 in Teaching and Learning

Other information
We’d love to show you around our lovely school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 768641 to make an appointment.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you will need to create exceptional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across The Trust
  • PSA supervision through Collaborative Schools Limited
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression
  • A basic Zoom account
  • The opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge through a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free, whenever you want them
  • A buddy for all of our new staff, who provide support for as long as is needed to help our starters become a part of the Mead family as quickly as possible
  • Access to a comprehensive staff portal, to make it quick and easy to get to everything you need in one place