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Early Years Assistant - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-99-S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £16,914 (£20,789 FTE)
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

Schools this job is for


Join our 'Outstanding' Early Years provision, where our pupils are at the centre of everything we do​​​​​​! 

Langley Park Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Level 3 trained Early Years Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team from January 2023. The successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and pupils alike, working as an integral part of the team, as well as being reliable and excellent communicators.

​​​​​​​Our warm, supportive team works tirelessly to ensure that every pupil becomes the very best version of themselves. We work hard to develop strong relationships with pupils and families to ensure the very best outcomes for all learners. Our proactive team enjoys joining in with the children's play, extending their ideas and developing their language skills through a range of adult led and child led learning opportunities. During these experiences our skilled team ensures that each child is challenged and supported in their own unique way, regardless of their starting points. Our team is keen to continue to build their knowledge and expertise across all areas of the Early Years, we strive for excellence in all that we do. We provide weekly CPD for our Early Years Practitioners to continue to build their skills and knowledge to better support our pupils.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is dedicated to the job and prioritises the needs of the children in their care
  • Has experience of working with in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Is resilient and solution-focused
  • Is committed to working as part of a team with everyone

​​​​​​​Our successful candidates will receive:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities / high quality CPD
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team

The successful candidate will be professional, personable and committed to providing an excellent service on behalf of the academy and above all else will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude. Our new team member will also have a passion to work within the education sector; previous experience in a school environment is advantageous.

​​​​​​​This is a permanent position offering an actual salary of £16,914 (£20,789 full time equivalent) based on 35 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week of inset.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

​​​​​​Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.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.