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EYFS Teaching Assistant, Darwen

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EYFS Teaching Assistant, Darwen

Teaching Personnel, the UK’s largest education staffing agency, are recruiting on behalf of a small primary school located in the Darwen area of Lancashire. The school are seeking an experienced and effective Early Years practitioner to provide specialist support in their Reception class. Ideally the role is to start following the October half-term holiday; however, as the vacancy has come to light only recently, the Head Teacher is happy for the successful candidate to start once the necessary vetting checks are complete. The role is to continue until February 2020, however there is potential for transferring onto a school contract.

What are the benefits of working through Teaching Personnel?

  • Over 20 years experience recruiting and working in partnership with primary, secondary and SEN schools across the UK
  • Work to fit around your existing commitments
  • Competitive rates of pay (GBP9.50 - GBP10.50 per hour, dependent on experience)
  • A dedicated, specialist consultant with a background in education to support you and your needs
  • Your own Teaching Personnel online portal (myTP) where you can access your diary, payslips and our selection of courses
  • A wide variety of CPD opportunities, including TEAM TEACH, Effective Behaviour Management and SEND
  • Regular feedback from schools you work in

The Head Teacher is seeking a teaching assistant who has good knowledge of the EYFS Statutory Framework and is looking to make a positive impact in the classroom. They should be willing to ‘get stuck in’ to the planning, preparation and delivery of continuous provision and show creativity and initiative with their contributions. The class have been described as ‘challenging’ in regards to behaviour and a number of children are working below age-related expectations; accordingly the ideal candidate will be confident in their ability to manage behaviour and will have a proven track record of raising attainment in the classroom.

The school is an Ofsted graded: ‘GOOD’ primary school, which serves a pleasant catchment area. The proportion of pupils supported through school action and school action plus is less than the national average, as is the proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 25 days experience in school, carried out within the last 6 months
  • Recent experience within an Early Years setting
  • Child Workforce DBS on the update service or willing to apply for a new DBS
  • Right to work in the UK


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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