Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1US

EYFS Support Assistant Level 3

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time - term time plus specified days

£19,650 - £20,852 (Actual Salary : £14,605 - £15,498)

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School

Christon Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 285 2663


Headteacher: Mrs KE Massey

Start date: 05.09.2022

32.5 hours per week, Term Time only plus 3 training days

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a permanent level 3 support assistant, from 5th September 2022.

We are a welcoming Church of England school with happy, well behaved and highly motivated children and a dynamic, passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. Parents are highly supportive of the school.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our supportive EYFS team to further advance our Nursery and Reception classes. It will be an opportunity to play a full part in the continued development of our vision for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who flourish through our ambitious and creative curriculum.

This post is suitable for an experienced Teaching Assistant and/or someone with a good level of qualification. A willingness to cover Breakfast Club (from 7:45am) and/or After School Club (until 5:15pm), when needed, would be an advantage. This post is N4, 32.5 hours per week (term time only), 8:30am-3:30pm, 5 days per week, plus 3 training days per year. The postholder will be expected to be flexible and work additional hours to meet the needs of the school where requires.

We are looking for an ambitious and meticulous team member who will go the extra mile for the benefit of the school community.

The successful candidate will set high standards for themselves, the school and our children. S/he will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of working as part of a small team where everyone “mucks in”.

The successful candidates will:

* have experience of supporting learning in EYFS

* have a passion for creating a purposeful learning environment

* have experience of delivering group learning sessions, including phonics

* have successful, recent experience of supporting teaching and assessing learning

* work positively with parents and families and be willing to participate in all aspects of school life

* have high expectations of children's achievements and behaviour

* be flexible and work collaboratively and successfully as team members

* support the vision and Christian ethos of the school

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website ( Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically directly to Mrs Massey, Head Teacher, via email ( CVs will not be accepted.

Please note that we will be considering applications upon receipt and inviting shortlisted candidates to interviews, on a rolling basis, as soon as possible. If a successful appointment is made, the advert will close and no further applications will be considered. The school website will be updated if the status of the advert changes.

Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this firm commitment. As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken alongside other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

Longlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short recorded task. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to undertake a range of tasks and a formal interview at a later date. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these dates and timescale are subject to change. If necessary, we will contact you directly.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age. We look forward to receiving your applications.


Closing date:

31 August 2022

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