Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

Pay Range: Grade B (£13,625 - £15,383 pro rota)
Start Date: TBC
Contract Type: Part time (29 hours 5 minutes, 37 weeks per year)
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/12/2021

Vacancy:  Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant


Pay Range:                    Grade B (£13,625 – £15,383 pro rota)                      

Position Start Date:     ASAP              

Contract Type:              Part time (29 hours 5 minutes, 37 weeks per year)

Contract Term:              Permanent             

Application Close:        Friday 3rd December

Date of Interviews:       TBC  


Why Deneholm Primary School?

Deneholm Primary School is an extremely happy and positive school looking to appoint an effective, caring, enthusiastic and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. They will support the delivery of high quality learning experiences within Early Years Foundation Stage. The successful applicant must be able to work with small groups and support the class teacher with any classroom duties that may be required. We are an Ofsted Good school with pupil’s personal development and welfare being noted as a strength “The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is outstanding.” Ofsted 2018.

You will;

  • be experienced in working with children in an EYFS setting
  • be confident to deliver small group interventions
  • have the ability to create positive learning environments
  • have high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour
  • have evidence of ability to enthuse and motivate pupils
  • have a strong and caring personality and is calm, patient and firm
  • have good organisation and communication skills
  • have familiarity with recording learning and achievements for children’s learning journals e.g. Tapestry
  • be committed to providing a ‘child-centred nurturing’ ethos, collaborative team-work and flexible working.



We are a Multi Academy Trust who wish to ensure our profession remains supportive and exciting, and we welcome all candidates including those embarking on their first stage of their career. This is an exciting time to join SWECET, which was established in 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances. In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • The support of an experienced Executive Head Teacher;
  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A health and wellbeing package;
  • A two week October half term; and
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.


If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. For more information, please email [email protected]


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.