SEN Teaching Assistant – St Michael’s Church of England Academy


Posted on: Wednesday 6 March 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

St Michael's Church of England Academy, Saddlebow Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5BN

Trust:  DNEAT

Academy Name:  St Michael’s Church of England Academy

Vacancy Job Title:  SEN Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: Scale D, Point 5-6

Annual Value: £23,500 – £23,893 full time equivalent

Pro Rata: £15,640 – £15,901 pro rata per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours per week:  28.75 hours per week

Term Time: Term time plus 1 week (39 weeks)

Start Date: As soon as possible

We are looking for an enthusiastic, supportive and dedicated individual to join our friendly team in our EYFS class. You will need to have experience of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including challenging behaviour, excellent literacy and numeracy skills GCSE grade 4/C or above and have a Teaching Assistant qualification NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.

The appointed person will be able to; use initiative to support the social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils and any other special requirements, deliver activities and assess progress and attainment and be able to keep accurate records. They will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a supportive team, be resilient and have a sense of humour!

In return, we will offer a wonderfully caring environment, a friendly and talented team of colleagues and a package of training and support provided by external and internal professionals. We highly recommend that you visit the school, to meet our staff and learn more about the role and we look forward to meeting you.

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.

Closing date: Friday 19 April 2024

Interviews: Monday 22 April 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to;

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.

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.

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