Class Teaching Assistant and MSA duties – St. Mary Federation; Brancaster Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Friday 15 September 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Brancaster CofE primary Academy, Market Lane, Brancaster, King's Lynn, PE31 8AB

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a teaching assistant to join our team.

Trust: Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT)

Vacancy Job Title: Class Teaching Assistant – to include lunchtime MSA duties (SEND experience essential)

Pay Scale: Scale B-D depending on experience and qualifications

Contract Type: Fixed (initially for one year)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time – 5 days per week

Term Time: Term Time plus 1 week

Total hours per week: 20 hours per week (between the hours of 08:45-15:15) in class plus 5 hours of Midday Supervisor support

Start Date: As soon as possible

 We are looking for a reliable Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic team at Brancaster Church of England Primary Academy. We are located in the beautiful rural village of Brancaster, located close to the Norfolk coast. Our school works like a family and our pupils and parents recognise this and indicate it is very important to them. Our Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), who oversee our work, training and support staff in their career pathway at all levels. You will be responsible for supporting children in class, 1-1 and in small groups, providing intimate care for a named child, and running interventions with groups of children – alongside working with the SENCO and class teachers.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Has a flexible approach and ability to work as part of a team committed to excellence
  • Is willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life
  • Demonstrates excellent classroom practice with high standards of teaching and learning
  • Has GCSE Maths and English
  • Has a Level 3 Qualification
  • Has the ability to think on their feet and use their initiative
  • Is motivated, passionate and reflective about their work
  • Has a commitment to professional development and the skills to engage positively with practitioners, parents/carers and families
  • SEND additional training or qualifications are a plus

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic pupils with strong learning behaviours
  • Excellent DNEAT trust support and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive training
  • An opportunity to shine
  • Excellent resources, space and facilities

If you are enthusiastic, kind, positive, optimistic, and hardworking, have high expectations of pupils and are adaptable and reliable, then we are looking for you!  We welcome applications from outstanding practitioners.

Closing date: Thursday 5 October 2023

Interviews: Monday 9 October 2023

How to apply

Please email your application to

References will 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 our Executive 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.

(We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role, so if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible.)


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