Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitioner

NPAT Langland School
Full Time
Milton Keynes, England
Posted 85 days ago
Job description
Team Langland is a happy, friendly and caring school with high expectations and aspirations for everyone. At Langland, we aspire to be an inspirational and exciting place of learning, where we can all ‘be our best’ within a supportive and kind community. At Langland our mission is to, Be Our Best where ‘we have belief in ourselves and each other on our journey of continuous learning.’We achieve this by following the school’s expectations: Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be safe and by having a Growth Mindset. The children and staff at Langland understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and perseverance. They know that not everyone is the same, but they believe that everyone can improve if they work hard and do their best.We teach our children to continually strive to have positive attitudes towards their learning; to improve their own personal best; to work hard and persevere and to view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and their skills.We have high expectations for our children’s learning and behaviour and we believe that by working together with families, that we can meet these expectations and ‘be our best’ for now and in the future.Early Years PractitionerJob DescriptionPost Holder: Early Years Practitioner –35 hours per week, 39 weeks (includes 5 inset days) Mon-Fri- 8.30am-4.00pmAnnual Salary FTE: MK Grade C1 point 6 FTE 21,968Responsible to: Early Years Leader/HeadteacherThe appointment will be subject to references and DBS checks.This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Headteacher and member of staff. The job description will be reviewed annually.Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks-Planning, Teaching and Class ManagementTo assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance.To help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met.Be a confident and effective user of technology in the classroom;To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, ReportingTo monitor the observation, identification, assessment and support of children with SEND and apply a graduated approach to identifying and meetings children's needs.To collate information on the needs of individual childrenTo ensure all records on children including those with SEND are maintained and relevant information is passed to class teachers and school SENDCo at transition.To offer confidential support and advice to all parents, including daily informal contact and regular reviews of their child's progress.To liaise with other relevant agencies on the delivery of SEND provision and the individual needs of children with SEND and in conjunction with the Supervisor, ensure that relevant external referrals are made including bringing children who are not progressing to the attention of the local authority.To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.Other Professional RequirementsTake responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices; and to attend training courses as required.Liaise effectively with parents/carers and governors.Take on any additional responsibilities that might from time to time be determined.To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.To support meal times within the setting.To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.Under the direction of the teacher, liaise with parents as appropriate, maintaining sensitivity and confidentiality at all times.To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.To be aware of and adhere to all the setting's operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting.To support children’s learning and to share in the care and wellbeing of the children throughout the school.To support the emotional, behavioural and pastoral needs of all pupils, including children with SEND.To carry out specific administrative/ procedural tasks to support the class teacher.To provide support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs (e.g. dressing, going to the toilet, the changing of nappies or the administration of an Epipen)To promote the school’s values and ethos.Assist and attend with seasonal events e.g. parents evenings, concerts and festivalsAttend appropriate staff meetings and training days/events as requested.Participate in supervision during break time as required.This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.Early Years PractitionerPerson SpecificationAttributesEssentialDesirableQualifications/TrainingEducationGood basic education to GCSE level in English and maths, equivalent to at least a Level 3 of the National Qualifications FrameworkA willingness to undertake further training relevant to fulfilling the role.Current First Aid at Work qualification.ExperienceTeaching & LearningExperience of working with children in Early Years.Knowledge of child development from birth to five years.Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).Awareness of how children develop;Behaviour-management strategies;The different ways in which children learn and how to motivate them.Ability to organise and implement learningKnowledge of how to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.Teach new concepts as agreed with the class teacher/Nursery leader;Supervise children and be a positive role model;Encourage good social skills. Work with guidance, but under limited supervision;Liaise and communicate effectively with others and maintain confidentiality at all times;Demonstrate good organisational skills;Get involved in professional development and attend courses; Display work effectively and make and maintain basic teaching resources.Previous experience of working as a Early Years PractitionerTechnologyCompetent use of technology for planning and assessment.Experience of using Office 365Parents and CommunityUnderstanding of the role played by parents and the community as a whole in raising standards.Experience of working directly with parents and others to raise standards and involvement with the wider and local community.SkillsRelationshipsAbility to establish and develop effective relationships within the school community, including:ChildrenTeaching ColleaguesSupport StaffGovernorsParentsAbility to manage difficult conversations and experience of working cohesively and contributing towards building a team ethos.Interpersonal and communicationskillsAbility to communicate effectively in writing and orally.Prompt completer of tasks.Flexible and approachable.Resilient under pressure.Able to deal sensitively with people and resolve conflicts.Positive and energetic approach to work.AttitudesPersonalProactive in areas of responsibility with an awareness of whole school issues;A willingness to take on appropriate delegated tasks relevant to the post;Demonstration of a growth mindset;Ability to show a committed, professional and loyal attitude to the school, openly modelling its aims and values;An ability to use and understand discretion, confidentiality and professionalism;An ability to learn from mistakes and take advice.EducationPhilosophyHigh expectations for all learners and a desire to value every child.Statement of EqualityNorthampton Primary Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community.We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Governors treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.SafeguardingNothing is more important than keeping all our children safe, especially the most vulnerable. The NPAT Partnership is fully committed to ensuring that children with SEND, those eligible for Pupil Premium funding and other vulnerable groups are able to achieve as highly as possible. Schools within the partnership will have the most rigorous and updated procedures and policies which help keep children in our care safe. We will ensure that all vulnerable groups of children achieve highly, when compared to their peers nationally, through the following measures:All schools will be subjected to an annual safeguarding auditAll schools will hold the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)Behaviour and Safety of children will be outstanding in all our schoolsOur Trust policy can be found here:https://npatschools.org/index.php/npat-information/safeguardingHow to ApplyTo apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found on our website https://www.langland.milton-keynes.sch.uk and submit, together with a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 supporting your application.Please return by email [email protected] or by post to Langland Community School, Langland Road, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HAClosing date: Wednesday 7th June 2023Interviews will be held the week beginning 12th June 2023Visits to the school:We welcome visits to the school where there will be the opportunity to discuss the role further with the Headteacher. Please contact the school office to book a visit.Job Type: Part-timePart-time hours: 35 per weekSalary: £21,968.00-£22,369.00 per yearSchedule:Monday to FridaySchool type:Primary schoolWork Location: In personApplication deadline: 07/06/2023Reference ID: Early Years Practitioner, Milton Keynes

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