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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2172-186S
  • Posted:12/05/2022
  • Pay:£13,938 pro rata to £19,100, VIAT 2
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:10/06/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:13 June 2022


Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough are looking to recruit an inspiring full-time (term-time) EYFS Teaching Assistant to join our highly skilled team. 

Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only

At East Borough we successfully balance having high expectations for all children whilst also nurturing each individual pupil in order for them to reach their full potential. Our children have a sense of wonder, are enthusiastic learners and a pleasure to teach. They want a happy, passionate, Teaching Assistant to give them the best possible early learning opportunities.

The EYFS learning environment has recently had significant investment and as a result, is highly stimulating. The outside environment includes a large learning area, playground, field and Forest School.  If you have the imagination, creativity and strong child centred interactions that will support learning through play, then we would love to hear from you! 

We would like the candidate to:

  • Have a commitment to sharing responsibility for raising standards and improving challenge within the school
  • Experience of teaching phonics to small groups of children
  • Be able to work effectively – independently and as part of a team
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Show commitment, energy and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrate flexibility in duties and approaches
  • Be able to contribute to the creation of a stimulating learning environment
  • Have a secure knowledge and understanding of early development and learning through play.

 As part of the Valley Invicta Academies trust, we are committed to investing in staff development through ongoing training and can offer tailored opportunities for your professional development. 

Visits to the school are welcome.

If you think you have what it takes to help us give our children the very best education, please contact Mrs Terrie Hennon, Office Manager, to arrange a visit to the school or download and complete the application and send to t.hennon@eastborough.viat.org.uk 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

We reserve the right to appoint to this role ahead of the closing date should an appropriate candidate be found.

Information about the school

East Borough is a popular two form entry Primary School with a friendly, caring ethos in the centre of Maidstone. It is set in large grounds, with beautifully maintained buildings and outside areas. We have 3 playgrounds and a large field with a good reputation for sport, ICT and music as well as for academic standards.

Ethos: Our school aims to create a safe, caring and respectful culture to enable children to develop personal abilities, interests and talents. We do this through an identified set of Core Values: Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Courage, with the overall challenge to be the best we can be.

We are developing learning skills to ensure that children acquire positive work attitudes, grow up with honesty and learn to accept responsibility with confidence.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It is enriched with trips, visits, productions, extra curricular activities and wrap around care. We offer opportunities for children to excel in a variety of ways.

We provide a quality education to all our pupils helping them to learn, as future citizens and lifelong learners.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).