Teaching Assistant - Early Years/Extended Provision

Part Time
Hucknall Flying High Academy, Shepherd Street, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6WU
£19,915 - £20,648

Potential Start Date: April 2023

Do you want to be able to take holidays in term time?

Will you make every day count for our children?

Do you take pride in environments, creating the very best for the children, and the community?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

Hucknall Flying High Academy are looking to appoint 2 Teaching Assistants (grade 3 - all year round) to assist in our Early Years and Extended Provision, through two exciting positions that we have created to cater for our growing school community. One of the posts is required to work from 7am-1pm, covering our Breakfast Club and moving onto assist in the Early Years unit for the rest of the morning. The second post will be required to work from 12:15pm to 6:15pm working in the early years until 3pm and then moving on to work in the After-School Club. We are looking for Teaching Assistants who would provide a high quality, interactive and memorable learning experiences for the children in our school. You would be joining an exceptional and supportive team of professionals, who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence and our mission to make ‘every day count’ for our children. Each of our individual roles has an impact on the future of our children and so, we put them at the heart of the decisions we make and the services we provide. 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a school that opened in September 2019, supporting the continued growth of the school community. We strive to deliver outstanding learning experiences, to engage and instil a curiosity in our children to find out more. Our goal as a school is to develop individuals who ask why, therefore becoming lifelong learners and visionaries, with aspirations ready for the challenges of the future in an ever-changing world.

Hucknall Flying High Academy, is part of The Flying High Partnership which consists of two distinct parts: Flying High Trust and Flying High Futures. Flying High Trust is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 primary schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Nottingham City. Our Flying High family work hard to deliver the best possible opportunities to our children. Through this partnership we are proud of our achievements and are recognised as one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts (MAT) in the country. Flying High Futures provides professional learning internally for staff across the Trust, and externally through Department for Education national programmes. Forming part of Flying High Futures is the Flying High Teaching School Hub, Flying High English Hub, and the Flying High cohort of Inspiring Leaders teacher training.

We are looking for someone who is excited to be a part of this partnership, with skills to stimulate meaningful, creative and fun play, to be an asset to our team. 

We can offer you:

•    A fantastic working environment, in a team that works together for the benefit of children in our school
•    CPL to upskill you in supporting early reading in EYFS and KS1    
•    CPL in ELSA to support pupil emotional health across EYFS and KS1
•    Free use of the extended provision for any of your own children
•    Recognition and rewards: celebrating the achievements of all
•    Support to develop you within this role, to be the best you can be, and to help you develop for your next career step
•    An opportunity to be part of a supportive, developmental partnership
•    The opportunity for quality Continuous Professional Learning
•    A varied job where no day is the same!
•    The opportunity for flexible working and a generous holiday entitlement.
•    Pensions scheme with generous employer contributions.
•    An organisation committed to supporting and enabling all staff

We are looking for someone who:

•    Has a level 3 qualification Teaching Assistant qualification.
•    Is passionate about working with children.
•    Is interested in education and impacting on the lives of children.
•    Is self-motivated.
•    Is always looking to make improvements.
•    Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge children.
•    Is able to adapt activities to respond to the strengths and needs of all children.
•    Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
•    Can work effectively with and without direction.
•    Enthusiasm, energy, integrity, and professionalism.
•    Is a team player. 
•    Has an eye for detail.
•    Is willing to roll up their sleeves up and get stuck in.
•    Is able to work through the school holidays, taking time off during term time.

Your core duties will be:

•    Working with the Extended School Manager to create plans to deliver activities, providing ideas of how to enrich children’s learning through play.
•    Preparing the Extended Provision working with the Extended School Manager to create a rich and stimulating environment for meaningful play.
•    Supporting children to grow, learn and develop in an environment rich with opportunities, high expectations and fun.
•    Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
•    Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate.
•    Supporting the needs of every child, with the expectation that every child can and will succeed.
•    Supporting the development of early reading.
•    Taking a lead role to support pupil mental health, engaging in ELSA training to support with this.
•    Preparing the classroom environment as directed for lessons and assisting with the display of pupils’ work.
•    Being aware of pupil barriers to learning, progress, achievements and able to adapt activities as discussed with the class teacher.
•    Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour and supporting the needs of the children.
•    Supporting pupils in their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

An application form is available to download below.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please visit our school website at www.hucknallfha.co.uk where you will be able to find information on how to submit your application.

If you want to know more or wish to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the school office on 0115 7012020 or email the above address.

For further information about the Flying High Partnership or if you require any support in relation to the /applications form please visit www.flyinghighpartnership.co.uk 

Closing Date: Friday, 03 February 2023 at 9:00am

Interview will be held week commencing: Monday, 06 February 2023

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.