EYFS Teaching Assistant – The Bishop’s Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Monday 25 March 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

The Bishop’s CE Primary Academy, Canterbury Way, Thetford, IP24 1EB

We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our Early Year’s team working within reception.

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name:  The Bishop’s Church of England Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: EYFS Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale:  5

Contract: Permanent Full-time

Hours per week:  8.30am – 3.45pm Monday – Friday

Start Date: As soon as possible

Term Time: 38 weeks + 1 weeks per year (required for inset days or other (if applicable)

Closing date: 23 April 2024

Interviews: 29 April 2024


This could be your perfect job!

Would you like to join our fabulous, friendly and dynamic team?

Do you have experience working in schools? Do you have a good understanding of children’s needs, including those special educational needs? If you are able to use your own initiative and want to help improve our children’s futures, we would be very interested to meet you. Owing to the new DfE regulations on ratios you will need to have a level 3 qualification in early years or teaching assistant equivalent and at least a GCSE or equivalent in English. If you are not sure if your qualification counts you can find them here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-qualifications-achieved-in-england

Can you give us;

  • Dedication, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Experience as an Early year’s practitioner, undertaking assessments towards Early Learning Goals and understanding of ways to move the learning on based on the children’s interest and need
  • Knowledge of interventions that support EYFS children in speech, language and communication
  • Understanding of the key role played by support staff in the education of children
  • A range of experience delivering interventions with a proven track record
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour strategies for children with SEMH and/or ASD
  • A holistic, inclusive and positive approach
  • Team work and a commitment to self-development
  • A good level of numeracy, grammar and literacy
  • Effective communication skills

If so, we can offer you;

  • An excellent team of people to work with, in a wonderful atmosphere.
  • Training opportunities and support
  • Friendly, happy children
  • Cakes and chocolate!

We would love to meet you. Why don’t you call us to look around to see for yourself?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further information please contact harmes@bishops.dneat.org


Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Interviews: Monday 29 April 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; harmes@bishops.dneat.org

References may 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. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

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.

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