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Early Years Teaching Assistant Vacancy

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Teaching Assistant to join our excellent Early Years team. As a valued member of our staff, you will play a vital role. You will work closely with the Class Teachers to secure outstanding provision and to engage our children in a love of learning.

Our ideal candidate will be a team player. You should have a track record of building positive relationships with pupils in order to support them to make exceptional progress, be committed to developing your own practice and share the school’s high expectations for all pupils.

“St John’s is a special place and we need a special sort of person.” Year 4 School Councillor.

Our children have compiled a person specification and they require:

“St John’s is a special place and it will need to have a special, wise teaching assistant.  We need somebody who loves hugs and likes reading stories to children”

“If you are a positive person with good characteristics this job will be perfect for you”

“We don’t mind if you’re a man or a woman, if you have green or blue eyes, if you’re tall or short or if you have long or short hair”

“Our children are strong, honest, polite and will treat you with a good attitude.  You will see them focusing on their work”

“The children here all have different backgrounds and different experiences”

“Please don’t be shy, we will be friendly and welcome you like one of us”

You will:

“Here at St John’s our children’s needs are the foundation of all our decisions.  We value emotional intelligence, academic skills and creativity equally, nurturing each child’s intrinsic enjoyment and desire to learn whilst also shaping their interior posture.” Andrew Knight, Headteacher

“I’ve only been working at St John’s for half a term but I already feel part of the family and supported by everyone around me. We really help each other to do the very best for the children.” Class Teacher

“Everyone who works at and with St John’s knows that the children always come first in all that they do.  They all want to do the very best they can for the children.” Year 2 parent

St John’s CE Primary School is an Academy within Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust.  If you are successful in being appointed, the Trust will be your employer.

Application Instructions

If you think you can give our children the love and support they need, a virtual visit to school is recommended prior to submitting an application.  Please call Lesley Burton at school to arrange.

Due to safer recruitment guidelines, applications will only be considered on our official application forms which are available from the Career Opportunities tab of our website  Completed applications must be returned directly to the school by email.

Closing date for application is Friday 27th November 2020.

Interviews w/c 30th November 2020.

Start date 1st January 2021.


Trust details can be obtained from

CVs will not be considered.

All posts involving direct contact with vulnerable children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

St John's Church of England Primary School is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to satisfactory vetting, including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

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Life in all its fullness at its heart

John 10:10

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