SEN 1:1 Teaching Assistant – Little Plumstead C of E Primary Academy


Posted on: Wednesday 7 February 2024 | St Benet's Multi-Academy Trust

Little Plumstead CofE Primary Academy, Old Hall Rd, Norwich NR13 5FA

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support the education of an individual Year 1 child with additional needs.

Trust: St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust

Academy Name:  Little Plumstead C of E Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: SEN Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: D5/6 (TA)

Annual Value:  £23,500 – £23,893 per annum full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value:  £16,319 – £16,592 pro rata per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Contract type: Fixed Contract which will end when/if pupil leaves the academy

Hours per week: 30 hours

Term Time: +1 week (total 39 weeks)

Start Date: As soon as possible

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support the education of an individual Year 1 child with Downs Syndrome. This is a hugely rewarding role and an exciting opportunity to make a key contribution towards the development of this child.

You will be supporting all aspects of the pupil’s development and learning, working closely with the class teacher to ensure that the needs of the individual, are met. You would be working under the guidance and support of our SENDCo, following a programme linked to the children’s specific learning needs. You will also support the child with some personal care needs and will follow a personal care plan specific to them.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 08:45 to 15:15.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven successful experience of working with pupils in the primary age range
  • A good understanding of how to support pupils with SEND, particularly communication and interaction difficulties and a willingness to build on and implement Speech and language strategies. (Training will be provided)
  • An understanding of the Primary curriculum
  • Good teamwork skills and is willing to share and develop ideas with the rest of the staff team
  • The willingness to contribute to the whole school community in and out of the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills to form strong links with the pupil, their parents and other professionals involved in the care, education and development of this pupil.

In return we can offer:

  • An attractive and stimulating school environment
  • Colleagues who are supportive and work co-operatively
  • Well behaved and enthusiastic children
  • a very welcoming and supportive ethos;
  • Good professional development opportunities

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Trust has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the Trust meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of the Trust.

Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to;

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Executive Headteacher or Interim Head of School.

St Benet’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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