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Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School


Teaching Assistant: Early Years Level 2

Job Title:                   Fixed Term Level 2 Early Years Teaching Assistant

Contract:                  Fixed Term contract to cover maternity leave – To start as soon as possible                                     until Friday 24/07/20

Job Location:          Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School, Wood Road, Chaddesden,                                       Derby, DE21 4LY

Hours:                       Term time only – 32.5 hours per week

Pay Scale:                Grade E: Pay Point 10

Date Posted:                                                Monday 4th November 2019

Closing Date and Short Listing:             Monday 18th November 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews:                                                   Wednesday 20th November

The Governing Body at Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School are looking for an outstanding, highly motivated EYFS Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team to assist in the delivery of high quality learning opportunities.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career move?

Do you believe that every child deserves access to the highest standards of education?

If you have the genuine drive to achieve excellence and want to work with a team of equally supportive and professional colleagues, this may be the career move you are looking for.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with teachers to organise and support teaching and learning activities in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  They will help to deliver a broad, well balanced and stimulating curriculum, to plan and prepare exciting activities to meet the needs of our children.

You will hold a recognised teaching assistant qualification or an equivalent level of qualification, have EYFS classroom teaching assistant experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to teach/assist at an outstanding level.

We will offer the successful candidate a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment that is dedicated to professional development and high expectations for all.

Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will require enhanced DBS clearance and all references will be taken up in accordance with Derby City Council employment guidelines.

Visits to look around the school are warmly welcomed.  Please telephone the school office to make an appointment 01332 662239.  Come and see our brand new school.

As well as completing an application form, we would be pleased to receive an accompanying letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) in which you should outline the experience, skills and qualities that you consider make you a suitable candidate for the post.  Please make reference to the job description and person specification.

Please mark your application for the attention of Mrs C Diffin, Acting Headteacher.

Wood Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 4LY.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 18th November 2019.  Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.  Shortlisting will take on Monday 18th November 2019 and successful candidates will be invited to interview by telephone and email.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2019.  If you have not heard from us by then, please assume that unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.


  • Application Form

School Non Teaching application form JUNE18NEW

  • Job Description

L2 Early Years TA Job Description

  • Person Specification

L2 Early Years TA Person Specification

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