Teaching Assistant – Dereham Church of England Junior Academy

Posted on: Wednesday 24 November 2021


Teaching Assistant

If you are an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge or someone wishing to change your career path and enjoy a job that keeps on rewarding you every day, then we may have the position for you.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and skilled Teaching Assistant who will join our fantastic support staff team and help us provide the best education and experience possible for our fantastic pupils.

Dereham Church of England Junior Academy is an inclusive academy that is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) which supports us in our quest to:

  • Build lasting memories for our children
  • Increase their life opportunities and broaden their horizons
  • Forge harmony not just happiness
  • Promote and develop the importance of positive relationships between everyone in and out of the academy
  • Embrace failure as well as success and develop resilience in the face of adversity
  • Challenge as well as support our pupils and help equip them with the attributes needed to embrace an ever-changing future.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of a friendly and hard-working year-group team; will relate excellently to adults and children alike and will be able to communicate effectively with everyone in the school community. They will need good Literacy and Numeracy skills and will be proficient with the use of ICT to support learning.

This role will be based in Year 4 for the remainder of the academic year.  We are committed to continued professional development and the successful candidate would be expected to undertake any directed training and qualification that is required to support children in the class or, if necessary, across the year group.

  • Term time plus 1 week
  • To start Thursday 6th January 2022
  • Monday to Friday 8.25-3.25 (30 hours) – Permanent position

If you would like to find out more about the role and learn more about our fantastic school, you can either arrange a visit to see it in action (contact the school office to arrange this) or email the head teacher or deputy via email:

head@derehamjunior.dneat.org   or deputy@derehamjunior.dneat.org .

In the meantime, we recommend you have a good look at our website and the job description, and start to think about what you can bring to our lovely school.

As this post is affected by the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, candidates will need to complete a declaration to establish if they are disqualified.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the DBS process.

Interviews: Monday 6 December 2021

How to apply

Please use the DNEAT application form and, within the application, state how you feel that you meet the job description and person specification.  Please note, applications on any other form will not be considered. Email completed forms to:

1633510633-DNEAT Support Application 08.21 (1)

Please forward your completed application form to:


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