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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 35

Contract type

Fixed term - 01/09/2024 - 31/08/2025

Pay scale

Grade D

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for two highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic individuals to be Teaching Assistants for our new Enhanced Specialist Provision which we are opening up at Castle Acre Primary Academy as part of the Nar Valley Federation from September 2024. We have around 5 children starting with us in Reception who will access this provision as well as their class, some children already in school in Years R-2 who will do likewise and one older child already in school who will access the provision in a slightly different way. Therefore there will be up to ten children in the provision at any one time. The needs of the children are complex, mainly ASD or Global developmental delay based and we have met all the children who seem lovely. Liaison with our class teachers will be key so that we can all work in partnership to meet the children’s needs. Our SENDCO is highly experienced and supportive and based at Castle Acre as Head of School there and we have a strong record of excellence in inclusion.

We would love to hear from you if

  • Use positive behaviour management strategies

  • Has a desire to enable every child to succeed regardless of the needs or abilities

  • Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills at all levels

  • Has experience of EYFS and KS1

  • Is a good motivator

  • Knowledge of Primary curriculum

  • Can work under their own initiative.

  • Has SEND or SENDCO experience

  • Has the belief and expectation that children with SEND achieve.

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 Services Company (DONESC) 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 DONESC 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 of DONESC.

What the school offers its staff

Castle Acre is a small school with around 70 children on roll and a lovely, supportive and capable staff team. 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 staff are wonderful!

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. Our children are all known and loved for who they are and what they as individuals have to offer.

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!

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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