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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,766.00 - £21,137.00 Annually (Actual) £19,766. - £21,137 Per annum pro-rated (FTE £26,421 - £28,770)

Higher Level Teaching job summary

Kings' Lynn Academy is a positive place of learning, our Mission is ‘Learning without Limits’. We do not put any ceilings on how high our students can go and have high ambitions for everyone here. We support every student to make great progress and want every student to be the best they can be by setting challenging targets for their future success. We support each student from their own starting point and believe that success is best achieved by doing the little things well, every day through a consistent desire from every student to make continual progress focusing on daily personal bests to help students to go further faster.

By getting to know every student well and providing the assistance each person needs to succeed, we create a strong community where our staff and students truly pull together.

King's Lynn Academy are recruiting Higher Level Teaching Assistants to start as soon as possible to join its friendly team here at King's Lynn Academy. You will work closely with teaching and support colleagues to ensure that the children are given access to the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities.

You will need to work across Monday to Friday each week with working hours per week of 35 hours, you will be required to attend work during term time, plus an additional week to incorporate training days at the school.

35 hours per week, 39 weeks, (Term Time plus one week)

Grade F12-F17. £19,766. - £21,137 Per annum pro-rated (FTE £26,421 - £28,770)

Permanent positions, available for an immediate start.

Interview date to be advised.

If sufficient applications of a high calibre are received the closing date maybe brought forward.

Role Purpose

Main Purpose

To complement the professional work of the teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing or short term for whole classes under an agreed system of supervision.

To run intervention support for specified individuals/groups of students.

Main Accountabilities:

  • To work as a Teaching Assistant but to a higher level of expertise and experience, able to undertake or contribute to the development of strategies and policies and able to work with greater freedom and initiative.
  • To deliver small group learning to support the progress of students with additional barriers
  • Support for Pupils

  • Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support learning.
  • Work collaboratively with the curriculum support team to ensure that students’ learning gaps are minimised and progress is maximised.
  • Support for Teachers

  • Take responsibility for organising and managing appropriate learning environments and responses.
  • Responsible for recording progress and achievement in lessons
  • Establish a clear framework for disciplinary matters.
  • Leads meetings with parents to give constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement.
  • Support for the Curriculum

  • Uses ICT effectively for learning activities and developing pupils’ competence and independence in its use. Able to select and prepare the necessary resources to teach learning activities.
  • Takes responsibility for advising on the appropriate deployment and use of specialist aids/resources and equipment.
  • Support for the Academy

  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures for child protection, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection.
  • Takes the initiative in developing multi-agency approaches to supporting pupils.
  • Takes responsibility for the provision of out of school learning activities within the guidelines set down by the Academy.
  • To undertake other activities and duties deemed suitable by the Principal.

Skills & Experience

An HLTA qualification or equivalent experience is desired however a willingness to work towards this may be considered for the right candidate.

English and Maths qualifications to Level 2 (GCSE grades A-C), or equivalent is essential to this role along with good personal ICT skills.

A commitment to the welfare and achievement of the students in the school is essential along with the ability to work both with small groups or whole classes. A calm and patient nature, with good organisational skills is essential to this role.

A passion, commitment to learning and the ability to engage with young people and colleagues is key to making this role a success.

Understanding of, and ability to comply with the requirements of safeguarding and child protection is essential.

The ability to travel and work flexibly outside normal hours is desirable.

Eastern Multi Academy Trust (EMAT) is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointments will be subject to satisfactory medical checks, references and an enhanced DBS check including the Children's Barred List.

EMAT is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, employee support services to welcome and support staff from different backgrounds. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment and signal our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity and welcome part time or flexible working applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About King's Lynn Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
945 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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