EYFS Teaching Assistant – Harleston Primary Academy


Posted on: Friday 22 July 2022 | St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust

Harleston Primary Academy - School Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9HG

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join Harleston Primary Academy

EYFS Teaching Assistant (TA)

32.5 hours per week (M-F 8:30am-3:30pm with 30 minute lunch break)

1 year fixed term contract starting September 2022                 

Scale C, salary point 3-4 £18,748.00 – £19,122.00 pro rata

Term Time + 1 week

Harleston Primary Academy, one of two schools within The Harleston Federation. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced teaching assistants as well as those who are in the early stages of their career. This is an incredibly exciting time for Harleston and the community we serve, as we enter a new phase in our educational provision. Harleston Sancroft Academy (a 3-16 Church of England School) opens on 1st September 2022, providing an all through school offer for the children and young people of the town and its surrounding areas. This position will be based in the primary phase.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a real difference to pupils’ chances and supporting them in achieving their potential. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage pupils, is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations, enabling every child to flourish.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at the school. The Harleston Federation; part of the St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, includes Harleston Primary Academy and Archbishop Sancroft High School, both are oversubscribed, inclusive, Church of England schools in South Norfolk. We are a community that flourishes, through God’s love, to live ‘Life in All its Fullness’ John 10:10 and John 13:34

Under the supervision of the class teacher you will play a vital role in the children’s education and well-being. The role also includes midday supervision.

You should:

  • Have a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Ideally have relevant experience of working with children and in particular with children in EYFS.
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Be able to establish positive and supportive relations with all pupils and their parents and carers
  • Be able to use your initiative to support learning
  • Be able to work with flexibility, autonomy and as part of a team
  • Have energy, drive and enthusiasm

We can offer you:

  • A child centred ethos which achieves high standards of behaviour for learning and attainment
  • A professional, welcoming and supportive staff with high expectations
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governing Body and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Trust
  • Membership of Health Shield health care plan

“The SLT at this school lead with an extremely strong sense of passion and belief in what they are doing and why. The school fosters a great sense of community and it is clear that the SLT has the student’s needs at the heart of every decision. It is a great place to work and the students are fab!” (Recent staff survey, 2021)

“The school has evolved to where it is today with dignity, strength and kindness at its heart” (Recent parent survey, 2021)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you inspire young people, are committed to supporting vulnerable students with additional needs and want to develop your career in a thriving and forward moving school please visit Vacancies Info on our website for further information and an application form or contact the SENDCO, Mrs Laura Botwright, initially be email lbotwright@harleston.stbenets.org for an informal discussion.

Closing date: Thursday 8 September 2022

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Emma Johnson, Executive Business Manager at ejohnson@ashs.stbenets.org


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