Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 Hours per week Term time plus one week

Contract type

Fixed term - one year initially

Actual salary

£17,675 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

With effect from as soon as possible, we are seeking to appoint a Classroom Assistants to join the Academy’s Student Support Team.

This position may be linked to individual students, who will need help and supportin lessons tobe able to access their learning and make progress. Group work and classroom assistance with all students may be required. As such, this role is fixed term and will be reviewed each academic year due to being linked to Senco funding.

The Student Support Team is a very close-knit and effective group of individuals who provide high quality and personalised care and support in the belief that this is key to student success and enjoyment during their time at the Academy.

As a Teaching Assistant, you are expected to provide an efficient and high quality support to all students within the department, under the supervision and direction of the class teacher, in consultation with the SENCO as required.


The successful candidates will need to be flexible, resilient and hardworking and committed to the role. A natural empathy, caring nature and proven experience of working with vulnerable and challenging students is an advantage as such qualities are essential requirements to work in this challenging but extremely rewarding position.

Teaching and Learning

  • Develops and uses knowledge and skills e.g. literacy, numeracy or science to contribute to student learning.
  • Monitor, evaluate and records students’ progress and reports this as directed by SENDCo
  • Use information and communication technology to support students learning.
  • Provides support to the teacher by accompanying students on off-site activities.
  • Discusses with the teacher and contributes to curriculum and classroom planning – informally and at meetings.
  • Works as part of a team to ensure that the wellbeing, behaviour and personal development of students enhances their learning opportunities and life skills.
  • Assist in the educational and social development of all students.
  • Have full relevant knowledge of students medical and physical needs and able to refer to the relevant person should a problem arise.
  • Assist students in developing their resilience and independence in the classroom.

What the school offers its staff

Attleborough Academy is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET). SET is an expanding multi-academy trust with 10 primary and 7 secondary schools.

We are looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic person with high standards and the

ability to communicate and interact effectively with others as part of our school as a Classroom Assistant.

At Attleborough Academy we recognise the value and worth of those in our charge and seek to uphold standards of the highest quality; which reinforce the dignity and respect of the individual in an atmosphere which is warm, caring, stimulating, accepting and free from all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Attleborough Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
932 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Attleborough Academy is a popular, 11 to 18 Academy which is continually developing to meet the demands of providing the highest quality education for all students. Later this academic year, Attleborough Academy will be joining the Sapientia Education Trust (SET) which is an exciting and important development for the Academy. The SET are committed to bringing like-minded schools together to work in partnership to develop a world class education. This merger promises to bring multiple benefits in terms of teaching and learning and new opportunities for students and staff.

We are an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who visit the Academy. The Academy is a hardworking and caring community of people with high standards and high expectations. Our core values are Commitment, Acknowledgement, Respect and Excellence (CARE). CARE therefore has a genuine meaning within our Academy as we want the Academy to be a place where these values are seen in all aspects of our work together.

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