EYFS Teaching Assistant – NE4

22 May 2023

One of AK Teaching’s partnership schools in Fenham are actively recruiting an Early Years Teaching Assistant to join their reception class. The purpose of this role will be to support a non-verbal, autistic learner on a 1:1 basis using strategies set in line with the school curriculum. The role will also involve full classroom support as well as leading group interventions, assisting EAL learners with phonics and literacy.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of teaching/senior support staff, provide support for pupils who require help
    to enable access to learning and to assist in the management of pupils.
  • Provide specialist support in the early years foundation stage and to supervise groups and
    occasionally whole classes for a session in the classroom or outside the main teaching area as
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children within
    the setting.
  • To offer support to colleagues and parents.
  • To work as part of the team to enable the setting to continue to deliver an outstanding standard
    of care.
  • To build and maintain strong ‘parent as partner’ relationships to enable the child to develop
    and flourish and that their needs are always considered.
  • To work with groups of children under the supervision of the teacher including the delivery of programmes of work and implementation of support plans.
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Give regular feedback on children’s development to the class teacher and file records.
  • Attend to children’s personal needs, including pastoral, social, health, physical hygiene, and minor first aid and welfare matters.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, taking on role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • To occasionally supervise whole classes as required.
  • To provide a happy, stimulating, safe, and secure environment where all children are encouraged to meet their potential and where their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs are met.
  • To liaise with parents to ensure that they are happy with the standard of care and have sufficient knowledge of their child’s progress.
  • To work in accordance with the requirements of the teacher and in accordance with all EYFS and national curriculum policies and procedures and regulatory bodies.
  • To contribute to the planning of the activities within the setting in line with the requirements of the EYFS/Foundation Phase and/or the national curriculum.
  • To implement all required activities in order to meet children’s needs and to provide development opportunities.
  • To work as a member of the team and encourage communication throughout the class.
  • Under the direction of the teacher prepare the classroom for lessons and clear afterwards, as appropriate.
  • To keep accurate developmental records and carry out daily observations of the children.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping and updating learning journals, information and data, producing reports as required.
  • To keep an accurate register of attendance of children and staff within the setting.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of behaviour management strategies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers and report on information from parents/carers to the teacher.
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/developments as directed.

Candidate Requirements

  • Preferably qualified to an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience working within EYFS.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Possess strong organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of classroom procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Registering with AK Teaching

All candidates will be required to hold or complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure along with professional references and where appropriate overseas police checks in line with our Safeguarding policy.