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Early Years Assistant - Full-time

Bearsted Primary Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2131-40S
  • Posted:23/02/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £16,914 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Little Bears Nursery at Bearsted 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 as soon as possible. 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.

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

At Bearsted Primary Academy we will:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe, happy, confident and enthused to be resilient, cultivating an ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively and respectfully as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​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 school

Bearsted Primary Academy: Bearsted Primary Academy opened in September 2020 and welcomed its first cohort of Reception children of up to 60 pupils, two classes of 30 in each. Currently, the academy has Nursery, Reception and Years 1-5. Every year we will continue to grow our academy until we reach full capacity of 420 pupils across Years R - 6 and 24 pupils in Nursery.

A broad and balanced curriculum is at the heart of an aspirational and successful school. To enhance our curriculum delivery, we are currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). This is an inquiry led framework that complements the Early Years Foundation Stage, fostering independent learners who continue to thrive. Surrounded by talented, dedicated practitioners, we aim to deliver pupils engaging and challenging experiences and opportunities within their education, which are both enjoyable and develop a thirst for learning. In doing this, we look to provide the highest quality learning experiences for every child throughout their whole day at the academy.

We are committed to providing an education and environment where children feel safe and cared for, take risks and embrace learning, experience a sense of pride in all that they achieve and, where children develop social, emotional and academic skills preparing them for a bright future.

Bearsted Primary Academy focuses on the development of the whole child, both in and outside of the classroom, with an emphasis on inquiry-led learning, encouraging our pupils to challenge, question and take ownership of their learning. In order to achieve this, we believe in the importance of building strong partnerships between the adults and pupils in our school, ensuring all learners succeed and benefit from the relationships formed within a caring and encouraging environment. This approach to learning and development is continued in our Wrap Around Care.

Therefore, to be a successful candidate you need to be passionate, dedicated, reflective, proactive and caring. We are looking for someone who has good communication skills and is flexible in their approach when supporting children and working alongside other colleagues. You will be expected to complete key training as deemed appropriate to the role. As a Trust, we know it is important to be positive, inspirational and a real team player.

"As a new academy, we are very fortunate to have a spacious, attractive and modern building. Inside, we have well resourced classrooms that foster challenging and independent learning. Outside, we have an expansive field, MUGA, trim trail area and developing Forest School provision. The Early Years classes have their own outdoor areas allowing them to continue their learning and development in a safe, purposeful environment." - Principal Jane Tipple

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Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Bearsted Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

Documents

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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 Education.