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Teaching Assistant (Early Years)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

‘As individuals we are unique. Together we build a community’

Learning in primary school can transform a child's life and we aim to make the difference for our children.

Every person in our school strongly promotes the values of kindness, honesty, respect, responsibility and growth. These values are encompassed by the value we place on community; belonging to and contributing to the school and wider community.


What is the job role?

Are you passionate about teaching and learning in the Early Years?

Willenhall Community Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Early Years Teaching Assistant who is enthusiastic, committed and motivated to work with our amazing children and staff.

The successful candidate will be a member of a strong team of teachers and support staff working with delightful children.

We can offer you:

  • Delightful children who are eager to learn
  • A collaborative, supportive and caring team that puts the children at the centre of all that they do.
  • A commitment to staff welfare and work-life balance
  • A strong culture of professional development to support staff to achieve highly and enjoy a successful career
  • The opportunity to be part of an aspirational school and contribute to its Early Years development.

The school has a culture of developing and rewarding potential through continuing professional development. We have the highest expectation of all of our staff and pupils, with a strong commitment to promoting their well-being. Our curriculum is strongly rooted in the needs of our pupils and our value-led education with pupil involvement, enjoyment and achievement at its heart.

Our school is at the heart of its community located on the south edge of Coventry in an economically disadvantaged area. Our two-form entry primary school, with a 68 place nursery, prides itself in the work we do to support our spirited community.  We are a committed and diverse group of teachers and support staff, unified in our approach to ensuring that our pupils become the best they can be. We do this with the belief that all pupils, can achieve excellent outcomes when surrounded and supported by skilled teachers with high expectations.


Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our vibrant and dedicated team from March 2024.  You should have:

  • A commitment to make a difference to children’s lives through education.
  • A good understanding of the Early Years curriculum
  • Relevant qualifications necessary to work in an  Early Years environment (NVQ Level 3 or equivalent)
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding
  • The ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups of children, teachers, parents and other members of staff
  • A sympathetic approach to parents and an understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers and other members of staff
  • The ability to accept guidance and direction from teachers
  • The ability to use own initiative
  • The ability to adapt to differing environments within the EYFS and to the needs of different children
  • A commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school
  • Previous experience of working in an Early Years’ setting  and knowledge and experience of SEN would be advantageous but not essential.
  • A dedication to actively contribute to school life and the wider community.
  • A sense of humour, positive outlook and a kind heart.
  • A commitment to your own professional learning which is supported by a dedicated leadership team.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged through the school. Please contact Miss Hayley Miles, Office Manager on 024 76302004 or

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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