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Early Years Teaching Assistant

Salary range

 £11.98 - £12.38 p/hour    £23,114 - £23,892 (pro rata)                                  

Hours of work:  30 hours per week             

Contract type: Permanent


St Barnabas is a popular, thriving Church of England primary school in a beautiful rural setting. Our children are highly motivated and excited by learning and they are polite and well-behaved.  Our parents are supportive of the school and work in partnership to achieve the best for our pupils. 


We are looking for a caring and enthusiastic teaching assistant to work in our Reception class, term time only. The working hours will be Monday to Friday 8.40am – 3.20pm (30mins unpaid lunch). Experience in forest school/outdoor learning is desirable as the role will involve outdoor learning.


Applicants will need energy and enthusiasm, and the ability to work in a busy environment. The work can be extremely rewarding as you watch the progress of the pupils.


The successful candidate ideally will:

• have an understanding of early years curriculum and enjoy working with young children

• have an understanding of SEND

• have the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues and parents

• be able to use their initiative and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability

• have a willingness to learn and take on new ideas

• have good team-working capacity

• have previously worked with children


The successful candidate needs excellent communication and liaison skills and will be closely supported by the class teacher along with all staff in our very dedicated and highly motivated team at St Barnabas.


Find out more and apply:


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Mrs Saunders by email or telephone 01380 813436 to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit or discuss the vacancy further  


Closing date (and time): 21st May 2024

Interview date:  23rd May 2024

Commencement date:  4th June 2024 (option of September 2024 start)


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.