St Mellons CIW Primary School
Cardiff CF3 5TP
Age Range 3-11
Ref : ED 50277056
Nursery Teaching Assistant
Start date: 5th September 2022
20 hours/week, permanent
A rare and exciting opportunity for a committed and passionate Early Years Teaching Assistant to join us as we set up new nursery provision at our school. The post is initially mornings only (8:30-12:30), but we hope that as our numbers increase there will be potential to extend the post to cover afternoons as well.
St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School, situated in Llanrumney, Cardiff, is an inclusive, caring school that has a strong and supportive learning community within the context of Christian belief and practice. We are very pleased to be opening our 32 part time place nursery provision on this site in September 2022. We then plan to move to our new school building on the St Edeyrn’s development by Easter 2023. Once we have moved to our new school site we will be growing to become a 48 part time place nursery.
The Head Teacher and Governing Body of St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, vibrant and creative early years teaching assistant with a passion for early childhood development to join the hardworking and dedicated team at this very happy and successful school.
We are looking for an early years teaching assistant who will:
• Be supportive of and contribute to the Christian ethos of the school
• Be able to establish excellent relationships with staff and pupils;
• Be experienced in working with children., both indoors and outdoors, to support learning - preferably in a teaching assistant, nursery nurse or similar role.
• Be keen to work as part of a team and in partnership with our Nursery teacher and wider EYFS team.
• Be experienced in supporting pupils with a range of needs and able to demonstrate understanding towards them. (For example: learning difficulties, autism, speech and language difficulties)
• Have good literacy, numeracy and communication skills
• Have excellent organisational skills, be flexible and able to work under the direction of class teacher and use own initiative.
We can offer the successful candidate:
• A warm, welcoming and caring school with a very supportive team of staff and governors
• Happy, respectful and enthusiastic pupils who are polite and well-mannered with a strong commitment to caring for others and their own learning.
• A commitment to professional development
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
This salary is subject to the Living Wage supplement which brings pay rates up to £9.90 per hour (scp 1&3). This supplement will be reviewed in April 2023 and thereafter annually in April. Cardiff Council reserves the right to make any changes to, or removal of, the Living Wage supplement.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms to be returned by email to Mrs. J Marchesi, Headteacher, via email by 12 noon on Monday 6th June 2022.
Once shortlisted, interviews will be held during week beginning 13th June.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• with ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.