Teaching Assistant – St Mary’s Church of England Junior Academy


Posted on: Friday 8 September 2023 | St Benet's MAT

St Mary's Church of England Junior Academy, Swan Ln, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2UY

St Mary’s Church of England Junior Academy is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our wonderful school.

Trust: St Benet’s

Academy Name: St Marys Church of England Junior Academy

Vacancy Title:  Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: Scale C – Depending on experience

Annual Value: £20,812 – 21,189 per annum

Pro-Rata Value: £ 14,452 – 14,714 per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours per week: 30 hrs

Contract: Fixed Term until 31st August 2024

Term Time: 38 weeks  + 1  weeks per year (required for inset days or other)

Role Start Date: ASAP

St Mary’s Church of England Junior Academy is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join our wonderful school.

We are looking for someone with drive and ambition to make a positive impact on our children’s lives and who can be an integral part of and belong to our school community.

Are you keen to play an active role in our school?

Are you driven to build effective relationships with pupils across the Primary Key Stages to provide them with consistency and a safe environment, delivering great learning opportunities as part of their weekly routine?

Can you build productive, communicative relationships with teachers, pupils and families?

Can you work effectively as part of a strong team as well as work independently applying your skills and initiative?

Are you committed to supporting pupils with their mental health and well-being?

Do you want to be part of a growing school with a commitment and drive to support every single learner to thrive in our setting and believe in themselves?

Can you support the development of children’s self-esteem?

Can you inspire a love of learning?

We are seeking to employ someone who has experience of working with children at any Key Stage, but preferably EYFs, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We would be interested to hear from you if you:

  • Can demonstrate a strong knowledge of the primary age range
  • Have very good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have an understanding of some of the potential barriers to learning and how to overcome these
  • Are a behaviour champion
  • Treat everyone with care and respect
  • Have a firm belief that every child can achieve
  • Have a positive outlook with a can-do approach
  • Are you the right person to enable our pupils to be ready, respectful and safe?

If you know you will enjoy the variety of covering different classes as part of a regular routine and are able to, when needed, respond and adapt to support the cover needs of our school then we would like to hear from you.

We can offer:

  • a strong team approach
  • fantastic learners from EYFS to Year 6
  • a creative and friendly team of dedicated staff
  • a commitment to staff professional development
  • a supportive Trust who is proactive in developing individual through a bespoke coaching programme
  • opportunities to train with other professionals across St Benets MAT
  • a school and working environment we are proud

For an informal discussion with one of our leadership team or to book an opportunity to visit the school, please contact Laura Richardson on 01508 530459. If you would like an application pack please email office@stmarys.stbenets.org

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 13 October 2023

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; office@stmarys.stbenets.org

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.

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.


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.


St Benets has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that St Benets meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue.

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