23 Nov 2021

Full-Time SEND Support Assistant Attleborough Norfolk

willoughby.adam Attleborough, England, United Kingdom

Cover Supervisor Attleborough Norfolk

Job Description

SEND Support Assistant Attleborough Norfolk

Vacancy Details: SEND Support Assistant Attleborough Norfolk

SEND Support Assistant Attleborough Norfolk

The Role

Our SEND Support Assistants work primarily within curriculum areas but also have SEND Keyworker responsibility for Year groups.  Levels of need vary between year groups and we are currently looking for staff with specialisms in Cognition and Learning and Social, Emotional and Mental Health. As determined by student need, there may be access to specific training, such as courses run by Specialist Teachers of the Deaf, Educational Psychologists or specialists in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In terms of career development, with this experience, you may decide to take a course to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). With further study, you could become a fully qualified Special Educational Needs or Mainstream Teacher. Old Buckenham High School is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET). On appointment, the successful candidate will be required to complete a six-month probationary period.


  • Work inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups
  • Adapt support according to needs
  • Look after children’s physical, social and emotional welfare
  • Help to create a stimulating environment
  • Give information and help to teachers
  • Keep records and attend meetings
  • Experience of working in an environment that can be physically and emotionally demanding is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants Scaffold is desirable but not essential.


  • Scale Points 3-4 of the Support Staff Salary Scale
  • FTE Salary: £18,562 – £18,933 per annum
  • Pro-Rata Salary for this post, as advertised: £12,382 – £12,853 per annum

Annual holiday entitlement for full-time support staff is 244 hours (including bank holidays), rising to 274 after 5 years’ service.  Holiday entitlement is pro-rata for employees who work less than 52 weeks per year and/or less than 37 hours per week. Holiday pay entitlement is included in the pro rata salary for the post and there is no entitlement to take holidays during term-time.  The salary includes an additional £1,229.42 to £1,533.20 weeks as holiday pay.

You will be working in term time only with 29 hours and 35 minutes working week, from Monday to Friday starting at 08:30 till 15:15, you are given a 50 minute unpaid break everyday.


Application deadline – Friday 3rd December 2021
Interview date – W/c Monday 6th December 2021

All staff must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people.  The Trust reserves the right to withdraw offers of employment where checks or references are deemed to be unsatisfactory.

About the school

Old Buckenham High School is a small/medium-sized high school set in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside. We currently have around 560 students aged between 11 and 16 years and are committed to ensuring that we provide all our students with an inspiring and challenging learning experience based around excellent teaching, high quality pastoral care, guidance and support. Our school is firmly built upon a strong and positive community ethos of mutual respect and high standards for all.

The school will use the curriculum, pastoral support programme, wider life of the school and local and wider community to comprehensively and positively promote the key fundamental British values. It is our intent to have high success rates in terms of academic achievement, we are efficient in delivery and cost effective providing diverse and rich experiences that develop students academically, socially and culturally to ensure they are fit for the 21st Century, responding to the local, regional, national and global challenges. Our strong leadership team and continuous improvement approach was recognised by Ofsted in our last inspection where we were rated as ‘Good’ in all aspects.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Learning Support Assistant Norfolk and Teaching Assistant Norfolk. Job Types: Full-Time and Part-Time.


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