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Teaching Assistant

Admirals AcademyAdmirals Academy, Admirals Way, Thetford Norfolk IP24 2JT

Admirals Academy have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to join their supportive and well established team. Admirals Academy offers a range of educational opportunities to children between the ages of 7 and 11. We offer children a broad and balanced knowledge curriculum that is taught in a rich and purposeful environment, focused on preparing our pupils for the future. We seek to develop the whole child so that ultimately, they can enter the fast-changing world with confidence and ready to make a really positive contribution.

About the Academy

In Admirals Academy, our staff work together to allow pupils to become good, kind learners who are both, secure and confident in their own beliefs, and tolerant of others. We want all pupils to fulfil their potential in all that they do at Admirals Academy, and beyond. 

About Eastern Multi Academy Trust

Admirals Academy is part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust family. The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust seeks to offer mutual support from one academy to another, develop shared learning and understanding, collaborate to achieve better outcomes, recognise unique qualities and differences, be positive and aspirational, focus on the successes of individuals and develop a culture of healthy competition.

For more information about Admirals Academy and the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, please visit and

Role Purpose

This role requires the successful candidates to undertake care and learning programmes and activities to support individuals or groups of pupils, including more specialised support for those with special education needs. This role involves attending to the personal, social and emotional needs of pupils and any other special requirements depending on the nature of a pupil’s needs and, wherever possible, making these part of the learning experience.

We are looking for positive, passionate, caring and enthusiastic candidates who can engage with children, inspire and motivate them to be the best they can be. 

Essential Criteria:

Level 2 qualification in both English and Maths of grade A*- C (or equivalent);

A Teaching Assistant Qualification or Equivalent;

Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding regulations;

Experience of working in an education setting;

Working with children of a relevant age;

Ability to communicate effectively with both adults and children, of all abilities;

Flexible and able to cover short notice and planned absence as required

Ability to engage with and motivate children;

Flexible and able to cover a variety of classes and age groups as required

Effective us of ICT for learning

Knowledge of relevant policies/ codes of practice and awareness of legislation;

Knowledge of relevant policies/ codes of practice and awareness of legislation;

Ability to work constructively as part of a team;

Understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these;

Desirable Criteria:

Ability to work constructively as part of a team;

English and Maths qualifications to Level 3 (A Level), or equivalent;

Experience of classroom management.

Please review the job description and personal specification to ensure your application meets the essential requirements of the role. 

The successful applicant will be subject to employment checks, including an enhanced DBS check with children's barred list.

If we receive sufficient applicants of a high calibre, we may bring the closing date forward.

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