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Overdale Community Primary School

2 x Early Years Learning Support Assistants, Wrap-around care

Post: 2 x Early Years Learning Support Assistants, Wrap-around care
Salary: HLTA Grade F for Wrap Around Support and GTA Grade C school hours
  • Hours: The option of full time hours can be discussed and offered to the suitable candidate. 
    ​1 post is 27.5 hours per week (07:30 – 8.40 Wrap Around Care then 8.40-13:00 Learning Support Assistant, Mon-Fri, term time only.)
    ​1 post is 30 hours per week (12:00-15:00 Learning Support Assistant then 15:00 – 18:00 Mon-Fri, term-time only.)
Contract Term: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 9am
Interviews: Monday 13th May
Start date: As soon as possible

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can inspire and motivate very young children in their daily activities and make a positive difference to their formative years? 
Are you a team player who thrives in a busy and friendly environment where no two days are ever the same?
We are looking for 2 Learning Support Assistants to join our thriving, friendly school to lead the wrap-around care in our Nursery. The successful candidates must have experience in working with 2-year-old children and have a suitable Early Years qualification as a minimum. This role requires a resilient, empathetic individual who can work unsupervised with a group of up to 8 children.
About Overdale Community Primary School
‘Respect, Responsibility, Resilience’
‘Our new school opened in September 2021; it is an amazing purpose-built modern school for the children of Eastfield.  The school offers state of the art facilities, which will be a tremendous boost to children’s academic learning as well as enhancing the value of the local community where it sits.
Alongside this, we have spacious classrooms benefitting from natural light and ventilation, creating the best possible learning environment for our pupils and best possible working conditions for our staff. Outdoors, we have two football pitches, a rounders pitch and a one-mile running track, along with an environmental area and quiet place with logs and other features. We use our outdoor space for orienteering and problem solving. We can teach numeracy and phonics outdoors, for example, and we also have two outdoor gyms. The school now has double the capacity of the old building on the former site and the new location provides a link between the older parts of Eastfield and the new housing developments in Middle Deepdale to the north.
Our school is at an exciting phase of development. You will be joining an extremely friendly and supportive team, who are driven to ensure that our pupils achieve the highest possible standards. As a school, we all work together so every child succeeds. The ability to collaborate and be open to personal and professional development is essential. If you are ambitious in your career, self-motivated and want to be the best that you can be, we would encourage you to apply. You will be working with a new headteacher who has high expectations and is driven to ensure that the school is a place for children to be safe, inspired and challenged to fulfil their potential. Staff wellbeing is high on the leadership’s list of priorities and it is ensured that all of our staff team work collaboratively to help get the best out of each other’s skills and expertise to help drive further improvement in school.
We are supported by a highly experienced, committed and loyal staff team, supportive parents/carers, a strong Governing Body and a local community who all remain very proud of us. We truly provide a nurturing setting where our pupils are polite, happy, confident and friendly.
Here at Overdale Community Primary School we are proud to be a leading school in the area. Together we have built a school that has the highest aspirations for our children to shine, but also one that supports and celebrates our amazing community that we are proud to serve.
Our Opportunity

Our school has low staff turnover and is popular with parents and the community. We are looking to appoint 2 Early Years Learning Support Assistants to work as part of a team facilitating the care and provision of our nursery school pupils.

You will:
  • Have previous experience in this type of role or with children and young people
  • Be able to support in the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for all pupils
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations and high levels of empathy and understanding.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience
  • Work well as part of a team
Working in our school is incredibly rewarding as we all work together as part of ‘Team Overdale’ enriching the education of our pupils. Our support staff are highly regarded and we pride ourselves on developing our teaching assistants to excel and develop their career through specialised training and career paths through to HLTA status and teacher training.
We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for education and wish to work in a setting which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same.
We can offer you:
  • A supportive, cohesive community – relationships throughout the school are welcoming, kind, inclusive and thoughtful
  • A vibrant, happy school where we value everyone and have a philosophy of kindness and support for each other.
  • Children who are enthusiastic about learning and apply our school logo to every day: we listen, we learn, we shine.
  • A school with an exciting and attractive learning environment.
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, traditional values and a sense of teamwork.
  • Well supported teachers and support professionals who are committed to driving high standards.
  • An excellent working environment in a beautiful coastal setting

Job & Person specification.pdf

Queries / School Visits
For an informal, confidential conversation about the role, and/or to arrange a visit, please email the Education Team:
Application Process
Apply online
Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 9am
Interviews: Monday 13th May
Please contact us if you experience any difficulty with the application process.
Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.
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