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EYFS Teaching Assistant - Term Time

River Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2312-243S
  • Posted:21/11/2022
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week Beginning 28th November


Do you have experience in supporting children within an Early Years setting? Are you an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who can show initiative and enjoys working with children? We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work primarily with a child who requires adult support with developing their language and social skills.

We are looking for the right person who will:

  • Work in partnership with our Foundation Stage teaching team to support the child’s needs
  • Deliver high quality learning support to enable children to make accelerated progress across the EYFS curriculum
  • Be organised, flexible and willing to use your initiative in order to meet children’s needs
  • Have a positive outlook, with a good sense of humour and high expectations of our children.

We are looking for candidates who can support the positive caring ethos of our school and who have the qualifications, experience and willingness to form and sustain positive relationships with children and staff, and be flexible in their approach to meet our children’s needs.

Candidates should have the minimum qualifications of 5 GCSEs with a good pass including English and Maths, and/ or NVQ Level 3 or above. Candidates must have experience of supporting children in an EYFS setting.

Please make sure that your application reflects the full range of skills and experience which you would bring to the post, which would make you the ideal candidate.

As a school we will offer you:

  • A supportive Year Group team
  • A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity
  • A positive and friendly staff team who work together effectively to meet the needs of our children. 
  • Full training to support the health needs of the pupil
  • Well behaved children who love to learn!
  • Opportunities for professional development consistent with your own aims and the needs of the child you will be supporting

The hours will be 8.45 to 3.15, Monday to Friday, term time only. The post is temporary for the academic year until August 2023.

Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

River Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children.

Information about the school

As a Federation we will offer you:

  • A learning community which values ideas, initiative, positivity and creativity.
  • Enthusiastic children who are motivated to learn and proud of our schools.
  • A team of dedicated teachers and support staff who are fully committed to our schools and ethos.
  • A positive, supportive and stimulating learning environment for staff and children.
  • Opportunities to both lead and engage in professional learning across our federation and within our Learning Hub.
  • A strong partnership with parents, carers and our local community.
  • A supportive governing board providing appropriate challenge.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Victoria Alliston (Head of School)
  • Address:River Primary School, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0PP
  • Telephone: (01304) 822516
  • Email: office@river.kent.sch.uk


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.