SEND TA – Unity Federation


Posted on: Monday 10 June 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Unity Federation

Trust:                                                DNEAT

Academy Name:                          Unity Federation

Vacancy Job Title:                       SEND Teaching Assistant

Full Time/Part Time:                  Part time 15hrs

Contract type:                              Permanent

Start Date:                                     1st September 2024


Unity Federation is looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Federation SEND Teaching Assistant who is passionate about special educational needs to work alongside our SEND pupils in KS1 / KS2.  The role would be predominantly located at one of our sites but flexibility to work across all three sites would be required as based on pupil needs.  It would be expected arrangements would be reviewed on a termly basis.


The Unity Federation of Church of England and Community Primary Academies are a family of three small Church of England primary schools and part of DNEAT (Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust).  Our three schools at Colkirk, Sculthorpe and Little Snoring are located a few miles outside of the market town of Fakenham. At each of our Academies, you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere, with a purposeful learning environment. We aim to provide happy and supportive surroundings for the children in our care and have in place a wide range of learning experiences to ensure the full growth and development of the child ~ physically, intellectually, socially and morally.


The successful candidate will work with our SEND pupils. They will be required to work with the class team to create the best possible provision for the pupils, enabling them to be fully included in school life.


The role is initially expected to be based at Little Snoring Academy.

The position is:

  • Part time 15hrs per week – ideally this would be 5 mornings a week but we can be flexible with these hours if needed.
  • Term time plus 1 week
  • Permanent
  • Salary Scale D Point 5 to 6 proportionate to the full-time salary of £23,500 to £23,893 (depending upon experience)
  • From September 2024
  • Predominantly located at one of our sites (Colkirk, Sculthorpe and Little Snoring), but flexibility to work across all three sites would be required as based on pupil needs


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of supporting pupils with varying needs
  • Is flexible and able to adapt to the needs of all pupils
  • Is able to work with the class team to develop and deliver the curriculum
  • Is able to build positive relationships with all pupils
  • Has a desire to enable every child to succeed regardless of the needs or abilities
  • Is able to liaise closely with teachers, support staff, parents and the wider community
  • Uses positive behaviour management strategies
  • Is well-organised
  • Communicates well with staff and parents
  • Is a team player but can work under their own initiative
  • Has bags of creativity for stimulating and engaging pupils


We can offer:


  • A welcoming, caring Federation full of adults who go above and beyond for our children
  • A strong culture of safeguarding where all adults are supervised and supported to ensure children, young people and adults in our organisation are safe
  • Children who are determined to do their absolute best at every opportunity and are excited and enthused by their learning.
  • A welcoming, supportive and active Governing Body
  • Parents/carers and families who want to be actively involved in their child’s education
  • A supportive Trust who offer high quality professional development opportunities
  • Well-stocked staffrooms full of goodies

Closing date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Interviews: Monday 1 July 2024

How to apply

If you are hardworking, enthusiastic, dedicated, and adaptable and are ready to ensure all in our schools ‘Have Faith, Flourish and Fly High’, then we would welcome your application. If you would like to know more then please get in touch to arrange a visit, please contact the our Executive Headteacher, Miss Suzannah Hayes by emailing


An application form and information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.  Applications should be returned by email to Miss Suzannah Hayes


Closing Date:                       Wednesday 26th June 2024


Interviews:                           Week beginning Monday 1st July 2024


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.


This post will 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


We are committed to ensuring that our workforce consists of the best staff for the roles and are committed to non-discriminatory practices ensuring that our values of equality and diversity are supported. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

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.  Post holders 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.


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