Teaching Assistant – St Peter & St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary Academy & Nursery

Posted on: Monday 6 March 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

St Peter & St Paul CoE Primary Academy & Nursery, Church Street, Carbrooke, Norfolk, IP25 6SW

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: Salary Scale B / C Point: 2 to 4 depending upon experience

Hours per week: 26.25 hours within class and 2.5 MSA duty (total 28.75 hours, weekly, Monday – Friday)

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

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: April 2023 or as soon as possible

Closing date: 21 March 2023

Due to the growth in pupil numbers we are looking to appoint a practical, hardworking and reliable Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic team at St Peter & St Paul Church of England Primary Academy & Nursery. We are located in the beautiful rural village of Carbrooke. Our Academy is part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT). The Trust oversee our work, training and support staff in their career pathway at all levels.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of our classes, where pupils are eager to engage, play and learn, as well as exploring their surrounding inside and outside the classroom. The whole school is working towards the same goals – to support every child in achieving their potential and being the best version of themselves. Our school works like a family and our pupils and parents recognise this and indicate it is very important to them. Our assistants are flexible in their approach to teaching and support, so our vacancy could be within one or several of the classes, depending on the needs of the school, across the 2-11yrs age range.

The school has eight classes including the nursery with 230 pupils on roll.

The position is:

  • 25 hours within class and 2.5 MSA duty (total 28.75 hours, weekly)
  • Monday to Friday term time plus 1 week
  • Permanent
  • Salary Scale B / C Point: 2 to 4 depending upon experience

We are looking for someone who:

  • Be an excellent practitioner who is passionate about children’s learning
  • Inspire and excite children in their learning
  • Consistently set high expectations for pupils
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to contribute to the common goals of the school
  • Have a firm commitment to our Christian ethos, vision and values
  • Confident in using basic IT
  • GCSE or equivalent, grade 4 /pass in Mathematics and English

There may be the possibility of additional hours with Breakfast and After School Club cover needed occasionally.

We value our staff highly, and this is rewarded with goodies in the staff room, well being events, staff socials, Chippy Friday, and other perks from the Academy Trust including Health Insurance, Theatre Membership discount, cycle scheme, Bannatyne health club discount and many others.

If you would like to know more then please get in touch with Mrs Claire Schofield our administrator by emailing: office@st-peter-st-paul.norfolk.sch.uk marking the subject line with ‘Vacancy’.

An application form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from the DNEAT Trust website: www.dneat.org/working-for-a-dneat-academy/vacancies

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.  Post holders 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.


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.

Closing date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 29 March 2023

How to apply

Please email completed application forms to office@st-peter-st-paul.norfolk.sch.uk marking the subject line with ‘Application’.

If you would like a visit around school this can be arranged by appointment, please contact the school office on 01953 881537

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.


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