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EYFS Teaching Assistant

Employer
Finton House School
Location
Tooting, London
Salary
Generous salary (dependent on experience) and benefits
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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EYFS Teaching Assistant

Finton House School is a non-selective independent co-educational preparatory school for up to 340 children aged 4 - 11 years.  At Finton House, everyone feels safe, happy and valued. Boys and girls of all abilities, including the most able and those with special educational needs, are nurtured and challenged to make excellent personal and academic progress. The education is broad, embracing technology as well as using the outdoors, allowing children to discover their own strengths and passions. At Finton House, children learn how to lead a healthy life in order to flourish in a rapidly changing world.

Overview of the Role

We are looking for an assistant who is committed to making a significant and positive impact on our youngest children's lives.

This position will include working in partnership with parents, teachers and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children can make excellent progress. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take ownership of leading sessions as agreed with the Class Teacher.
  • Contribute to the continued review of planning, support and monitoring of progress.
  • Monitor the child’s academic acquisition and responses to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • To supervise and provide particular support for identified children, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring access to learning.
  • Creating appropriate resources to support the individual child, as well as the whole class.
  • When working with a group of pupils, understand and use group dynamics to promote group effectiveness and support group and individual performance.
  • Motivate and encourage children as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to needs.
  • To apply behavioural strategies that follow the School Behaviour Policy.
  • To promote inclusion and acceptance of all the children, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties.
  • To promote, encourage and support children to develop independence.
  • To react and deal appropriately, in a way that is consistent with the teacher’s directions to childrens’ emotional wellbeing.
  • To be first aid trained (Paediatric Training) and to be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
  • To have a duty of care to take safeguarding seriously and be observant and follow the school’s Safeguarding Policy.

Please be aware that duties may vary from time to time without changing their character or general level of responsibility. Duties may be subject to periodic review by the nominated representative (in consultation with the postholder) to reflect the changing needs of Finton House.

To apply for this position you will need to complete an application form. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be sent FAO the Headmaster, Ben Freeman, c/o Justine Lavelle (Operations and HR Coordinator) on justine.lavelle@fintonhouse.org.uk

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Finton House School is a non-selective independent co-educational preparatory school for up to 340 children aged 4 - 11 years.  At Finton House everyone feels safe, happy and valued. Boys and girls of all abilities, including the most able and those with special educational needs, are nurtured and challenged to make excellent personal and academic progress. The education is broad, embracing technology as well as using the outdoors, allowing children to discover their own strengths and passions. At Finton House, children learn how to lead a healthy life in order to flourish in a rapidly changing world.

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Telephone
020 8682 5764
Location
171 Trinity Road
Tooting
London
SW17 7HL
United Kingdom

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