EYFS Teaching Assistant – Vision Impairment Support

Location Bishop's Stortford
Discipline: External
Salary: Grade 3, £19,976 - £21,169 per annum pro rata (£14,609 - £15,481 per annum 0.73132 FTE based on 32.5 hours per week) Actual salary to be calculated based on job share hours
Contact name: Cimone Brown

Contact email: Cimone.Brown@avanti.org.uk
Job ref: 002542
Published: about 2 months ago
Duration: Permanent
Expiry date: 12 Jul 2022 23:59
Start date: September 2022

About us and the role

We are looking for two (part-time) innovative, inspirational experienced EYFS Teaching Assistants who put children's learning at the centre of everything they do and are able to support our pupils in reaching their full potential to job share this important role within Avanti Meadows School.

Would you like to join a school with exciting opportunities? Would you like to work with pupils who have excellent learning behaviour and a thirst for knowledge? Would you like to work in a school that values you as a person? Then Avanti Meadows Primary School is the school for you!

Avanti Meadows opened in September 2021 and is the first of three brand-new schools planned for the new all-through Learning Village in Bishop’s Stortford North. Our pupil numbers are steadily increasing, and at full capacity, Avanti Meadows will be a 3-form entry primary school, providing parents and pupils with the highest standards of education and pastoral care.

The site for Avanti Meadows is a brand-new building with contemporary and first-class facilities, which will make for a unique learning experience.

Since our first school opened in 2008, Avanti Schools Trust has grown in a considered and gradual way. Now, we are a family of 10 schools across the UK, serving over 4,500 children and young people and 450 staff.

We are looking for an innovative, inspirational experienced EYFS Teaching Assistant who put children's learning at the centre of everything they do and are able to support our pupils in reaching their full potential.

If you are highly motivated and a good team player with enthusiasm, high expectations and good interpersonal skills, then please apply for this rewarding post with us.

Why should you apply

  • You will be working in a fantastic environment.

  • Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

What will you do?

  • To provide direct support to a pupil with vision impairment in lessons and facilitate independent learning.

  • To learn to produce curriculum resources in a format accessible to the pupil with a vision impairment and appropriate to their individual needs e.g. in Braille, modified large print, audio, tactile, concrete materials/3 dimensional models.

  • To receive training in modification of learning materials/experiences and use of specialist equipment/software.

  • To support the pupil in their use of specialist equipment.

  • To contribute to the monitoring and recording of the pupil’s progress.

  • To liaise with School Staff and other professionals regarding learning and assessment materials for the pupil with vision impairment.

  • To attend relevant specialist Vision Impairment training.

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • You will need experience of EYFS.

  • You will have good Microsoft ICT skills.

  • You will have experience of supporting pupils in a learning situation.

  • You will have good interpersonal skills with both adults and pupils.

  • You will have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • You will need to be able to problem solve, prioritise workload and work within a team.

  • You will need to be able to keep accurate records.

  • Experience of supporting the delivery of the Secondary curriculum and/or SEND in an educational setting is desirable.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.
Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Job Description

The Avanti Way