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Reference MAY20221329 Location Could be anywhere! Job Type Permanent Job Time Term Time Salary Competitive Closing Date Wed May 31 2023

Teaching Assistant Talent Pool

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Talent pool
Primary, Secondary and Special Education settings
Full time and part time 
Permanent and Temporary

Do you want to be a TA or do you have previous experience as a TA and are looking to get back into working in schools? 

If the answer is yes then join our talent pool! We want you to apply if:

  • You have little or no teaching assistant/education experience but aspire to be a teaching assistant and you:
    • have a positive attitude
    • are resilient
    • have a caring and patient approach
    • are calm under pressure
    • are flexible and adaptable
    • have an aptitude to work with children
    • have a willingness to learn through work
    • may have previous experience in another sector, which means you have transferable skills e.g. forest school experience, care experience. 


  • You have previous or current, relevant experience and are looking for a teaching assistant role in Norfolk. 

As a TA you will play a vital role in supporting pupils with their education, as well as their emotional and social development. This might be one to one with pupils who have special educational needs, in groups or as a whole class. You will help them to thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment, whilst working closely with the class teacher to raise the learning and attainment of your pupils and ensuring their safety and wellbeing.  

Typical responsibilities of a TA can be seen by viewing the TA job description under ‘Attachments’. The hours of the job will vary depending on the vacancy within each school, as will the type of contract e.g. permanent or temporary. Please indicate on your application form how many hours per week you are able to work. 

Our TA Talent Pool is regularly and proactively promoted to schools and trusts across Norfolk. We can help maximise your chances of finding a suitable post. Being in the TA Talent Pool will not prevent you from making applications direct to recruiting schools if you wish, but it will increase your chances of securing a suitable post – your application may get sent to a school; you had not considered or; before they have even advertised.  

How to apply

Please click on the orange “Apply for job” button, enter your name, e-mail address and tick the box, then click the “Apply now” button. After a few seconds, you should be presented with an on-line application form to complete.

The application form will give you the chance to tell us about yourself. Including, previous experience, skills, where you would like to work and how many hours per week you can work. 

You will be able to save your partially completed form and complete later following the link you will be emailed.

In the supporting statement please cover why you are interested in a route into/returning to teaching assistant work and what key skills you have to offer.

If you’ve got any questions about your application, please contact us at [email protected]  

Once we have received your application we will contact you for a chat about your preferences, experience, attitudes and motivations for wanting to be a TA. We look forward to talking to you and welcoming you to the TA Talent pool.