EYFS Teaching Assistant – Gayton Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Tuesday 13 September 2022 | Diocese Of Norwich Education and Academies Trust.

Gayton Church of England Primary Academy, 80 Spring Vale, Gayton, King’s Lynn, PE32 1QZ

We are looking to appoint a highly effective Teaching Assistant to support our EYFS Class. This is an exciting opportunity to join our excellent EYFS team October 2022 in our brand new school. This appointment would be for a fixed term in the first place but could lead to a permanent position.

  • Scale C Point 4(depending upon experience)
  • Hours of Work: 2 days a week Monday and Wednesday

We are a happy, aspirational academy with high expectations and a strong commitment to improving children’s learning. The school has a small, dedicated and welcoming staff team. Our children are enthusiastic, creative and respond to challenge and support. We offer a friendly family oriented atmosphere in a village school.

We can offer –

  • ‘Good’ EYFS provision with supportive, hardworking colleagues who care passionately about our school and the local community.
  • Career progression/development(many of our TA’s have progressed to become Cover Supervisors or Teachers).
  • Good in school support.
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • A caring Christian ethos.
  • Pupils with excellent behaviours for learning.
  • A stunning new build!

We are looking for someone who-

  • has a kind, calm and patient approach to supporting the needs of all children
  • has experience of working with primary/EYFS age children
  • has a sense of fun!
  • has the ability to use their own initiative
  • has good literacy/numeracy skills
  • has good behaviour management skills
  • is interested in continuous professional development
  • Level 2 or 3 qualification is desirable but not essential. You could train on the job.
  • the ability to use our online EYFS Journal System ‘Tapestry’ following training.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


Closing date: Monday 26 September 2022

How to apply

Please email your applications to;  head@gayton.norfolk.sch.uk

References will be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.

Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and very much encouraged.  For more details and to arrange a visit to our school, please contact the school office(before 26/9/22). office@gayton.norfolk.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.



The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


DNEAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DNEAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of DNEAT.

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