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EYFS Teaching Assistant

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Job description

The Role:

The Head Teacher and Governors of a reputable primary school on the outskirts of Blackburn are looking for a practitioner to join their fantastic EYFS team to provide support to pupils in Reception. The working hours for this role are 8:45-15:15 working Monday-Friday term time only with 30 minutes for lunch.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and confident and will be able to support and inspire young children to foster their enthusiasm for learning particularly within their Early Years. The ideal candidate will also have the skills and maturity required to take on the teaching assistant’s duties and responsibilities such as guided reading and delivering phonics sessions to small groups of pupils. A minimum of Level 2 childcare related qualification is essential for this role, candidates qualified at graduate level are also welcomed to apply for the role and possible candidates looking for further school-based experience to further their career.

The School:

This is a lovely one form entry primary school serving a pleasant catchment area on the outskirts of Blackburn. Children join the school excited to learn and pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Children in Early Years are encouraged to learn through play and the EYFS unit is led by an experienced Reception Class Teacher. Parents are supportive of the school’s ethos and the Head Teacher is well known and respected within the local community and this school has been over-subscribed for a number of years.

Next Steps:

The Head Teacher has described this role as an ASAP start however the school are prepared to wait until 7th June for the right candidate.  If this role sounds of interest please click ‘apply now’ or send a copy of your most up to date CV to

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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