Apprentice Teaching Assistant – Castle Acre Church of England Primary Academy

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Posted on: Wednesday 26 June 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Castle Acre Church of England Primary Academy

The Role

 We are looking for a highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic individual to be an Apprentice Teaching Assistant 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

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

  • Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Is a good motivator
  • Can work under their own initiative.
  • 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.

Safeguarding

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.

Equalities

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.

About us

 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!

Closing date: Friday 12 July 2024

How to apply

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.

Completed application form to be emailed to; office@castleacre.norfolk.sch.uk

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

Telephone: 01760 722393, email: office@castleacre.norfolk.sch.uk

DNEAT Trust 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 likely to 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.

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.

 

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