Teaching Assistant – Narborough Church of England Primary Academy
Posted on: Friday 2 February 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust
Narborough Church of England Primary Academy, 32 Denny's Walk, Narborough, King's Lynn PE32 1TA
Academy Name: Narborough Church of England Primary Academy part of the Nar Valley Federation
Vacancy Job Title: Teaching Assistant 1:1 SEND
Pay Scale: Scale C
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Hours per week: 32.5hrs
Term Time: Term Time + 1 week
Contract type: Fixed Term (the named child is currently in reception class)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: Thursday 29th February 2024
We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic teaching assistant who is passionate about special educational needs to work alongside one of our SEND pupils in Reception at Narborough Church of England Primary Academy from February 2024 or as soon as available.
The Nar Valley Federation of Church 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 Narborough, Castle Acre and Sporle are located a few miles outside of the market town of Swaffham. Being church schools, Christian values and ethos sit at the heart of everything we do to create an environment where everyone is valued and respected and pupils are given every opportunity to shine.
The successful candidate will work predominantly alongside one of our pupils who is diagnosed with complex needs, autistic spectrum needs and intimate care needs. They will be required to work with the class team to create the best possible provision for the pupil, enabling them to be fully included in school life, achieve well and let their light shine.
Based at Narborough but travel is sometimes required between all 3 sites for meetings.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has experience of supporting pupils with complex 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 support plans
- 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 school full of adults who go above and beyond for our children
- Children who are determined to do their absolute best at every opportunity regardless of any barriers and are excited and enthused by their learning
- A Federation that works as a team
- 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
- A well-stocked staffroom full of goodies!
If you are hardworking, enthusiastic, dedicated, and adaptable and are ready to ‘Let your light shine’, then we would welcome your application. If you would like to know more then please get in touch to arrange a meeting with our Executive Head teacher, Mrs Anne Neary.
Telephone: 01760 338048, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024
How to apply
Completed application to be emailed to email@example.com
Please note, CV’s are not accepted.
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.
DNEAT 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 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.
If short listed for interview your motives for working in a school setting will be explored. Knowing that racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination exist, we promote justice, fairness and equality in all areas of school life. All backgrounds and groups, including those with disabilities, are welcome to apply.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and interview sooner if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
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