Teaching Assistant – Hopton Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Friday 9 February 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Hopton Church of England Primary Academy, Coast Rd, Hopton, Great Yarmouth NR31 9BT

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name:  Hopton Church of England Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale:  Scale D Point 5

Annual Value: £23,500 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £10,879 pro rata

Hours per week: 20 hours

Contract: Fixed Term until (31st August 2024)

Term Time: 38 weeks  +1 weeks per year (required for inset days or other)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Advert Closing Date: 23/02/2024


Hopton Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our excellent team.

These are exciting times at Hopton Church of England Primary Academy. This is a rare opportunity to join the team of a successful school on our journey to ‘Outstanding’.

As a school, we believe that every member of our school family has a vital part to play and is valued for who they are. If you would like to work in a school that values your opinion and believe that you can help us to become an outstanding school, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The post holder will be required to support pupils within the classroom, under the direction of the class teacher. We are seeking to appoint the right person for our school, prior experience is desirable but not essential. We would warmly welcome you to contact the school to find out more.

This is a superb opportunity to join a school which is thriving and forward looking.  It is a pleasure to work with the children and staff at this popular coastal school where the curriculum is lively, exciting and challenging.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Level 3 qualification;
  • Help pupils to access the curriculum at an individual level;
  • Support planning and delivery of the curriculum;
  • Liaise with parents/carers;
  • Establish positive and supportive relationships with all pupils;
  • Use initiative to support learning;
  • Show enthusiasm;
  • Be an excellent team player;
  • Embrace advice, feedback and guidance from colleagues;
  • Have an understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Have knowledge of Trauma informed practice.

Our school offers:

  • Supportive, effective and friendly staff;
  • Confident, enthusiastic and well behaved children who enjoy learning;
  • Forward thinking approaches to learning, professional development and school improvement;
  • Positive relationships with parents and the wider community;
  • An opportunity to be innovative and creative.

Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by visiting our website at www.hopton.norfolk.sch.uk

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer, although understand that this may not be possible. Please contact Mrs. Hayley Kelly 01502 730489 to arrange a visit.

The post holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

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 Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust as 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: Friday 23 February 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; office@hopton.dneat.org

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 Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

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.


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