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Early Years Practitioner - Term Time

St John's Church of England Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2000-111S
  • Posted:19/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 (£18,517 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:24/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to recruit an inspiring full-time (term-time) EYFS Teaching Assistant/Early Years Practitioner to join our Nursery team. NVQ3 qualification in Early Years Care and Education (or equivalent) is essential.

At St John's we believe in nurturing each individual pupil in order for them to reach their full potential. We are looking for practitioners who have high expectations for all children and believe in teaching and delivering a stimulating and creative curriculum.  If you share this ethos then this is the school for you!

What can we offer you? We are committed to investing in staff development through ongoing training, and can offer tailored opportunities for your professional development.  You will be working in a vibrant community in the heart of Canterbury, with excellent facilities including an award winning library, a Forest School area and a comfortable staff area.  We are a school where staff voice is highly valued.

We would like the candidate to:

  • Have a commitment to sharing responsibility for raising standards and improving challenge within the school
  • Be able to work effectively - independently, as part of a team and with the wider community
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Show commitment, energy and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrate flexibility in duties and approaches
  • Have high expectations and enjoy being a member of a team.
  • Be able to work in partnership with parents and the wider community
  • Be able to significantly contribute to the creation of a stimulating learning environment
  • Have a secure knowledge and understanding of early development and learning through play.

If your applications is successful you will be invited to attend an interview.

We warmly welcome visits to the school. Arrangements for visits can be made through the school office (01227 462360).  We look forward to meeting you.

Information about the school

In 2018, Ofsted graded St John's as a good school with an outstanding early years provision.

The school, based in the heart of Canterbury, is a larger than average primary school, with two classes in each of Years 1 to 6. The school has provision for Early Years Foundation Stage children, including two year olds, with a nursery and two reception classes. In addition to our teaching team, we have a supportive pastoral team consisting of a Head of Inclusion and Welfare, SENDCo, EAL Specialist and two Family Liaison Officers. The school is a Church of England voluntary controlled school.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Our Child Protection Policy can be found in the Policies section of our website: https://www.stjohns-canterbury.kent.sch.uk/policies.

Please note that unfortunately we are not in a position to contact unsuccessful applicants. Previously unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

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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).