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  • Start date details

    8th January 2023

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Level C3 point 19

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Main purpose

TheHLTA will:

  •    Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  •    Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  •    Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning, and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and learning

   Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

   Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities

   Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning

   Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures

   Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

   Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment

   Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher

   Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable

   Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning

   Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

   To cover and lead class teaching as and when appropriate

   Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learnin


   Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role

   Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available

   Prepare the classroom for lessons

   Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities, and to plan their role in learning activities

   Use allocated time to devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning

   Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

   Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

   Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher

   Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and         provision

   Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers

   With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress, or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with

   Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers

   Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

   Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Health and safety

   Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s child protection policy

   Look after children who are upset or have had accidents

Professional development

   Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness

   Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

   Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

Other areas of responsibility


   Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

   Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

    The HLTA will be required to follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note, this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the TA / HLTA will carry out. The post holder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

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 Alwoodley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
477 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

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