EYFS Teaching Assistant
Summerside Primary Academy
Crossway Finchley, London, England N12 0QU
Start Date
As soon as possible
Grade D (£23406 - £24693)

About the Role

We are looking for an aspiring Teaching Assistant to join our team in Reception. Summerside Primary Academy as a part of Reach2 offers a supportive environment and your career development will be encouraged.
We have a great team with effective systems in place.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have high expectations and believe every child can achieve
• Make learning irresistible, effective and inclusive
• Knowledge of the Early Years Framework and how children learn developmentally
• Be excited about ongoing professional development, being a lifelong learner
• Actively contribute to the wider life of the school
• Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well as part of a team
• Be able to build relationships with all stakeholders

For successful candidates we can offer:
• Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves
• A dedicated, motivated staff
• A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback
• An active school community with supportive families
• Feedback to ensure growth
• A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
• Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust
• An Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
If you believe that you have the attributes necessary to help establish and shape our school please contact Mrs Charlotte Trew, Headteacher (via school office by calling 020 8445 1192), for an informal visit where a warm welcome awaits you.

Background Information about the School
Summerside is at the heart of a diverse community in Barnet. Since joining REAch2 Academy Trust in September 2017 Summerside has grown and developed into a thriving and happy school. It achieved a Good Ofsted rating in its first inspection as an Academy in November 2019. Much has happened in the world since the school’s last inspection, but the hard-working and committed staff team continue to strive to provide the best possible education for all the children at the school.

The vision of nurturing learners who are resilient, focused and aspirational permeates every aspect of the school’s work and there are clear aims so that children are at the heart of everything we do.

Nestled in the heart of this highly inclusive school, the Resourced Provision for Deaf Children has places for twelve children from Nursery to Year 6. It combines the advantage of a mainstream education with highly specialised support and intervention for Deaf children.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Summerside Primary Academy

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed upon submission
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The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Mrs Charlotte Trew, Headteacher by email [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.